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Thinking About College

By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Summer Planning
Feb 6, 2015 4:47 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Before you read about summer planning, a friendly reminder that if you are planning on applying for Financial Aid, the deadline for... More
Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA
May 31, 2016 11:23 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 17,083

written by Lori McCormick)


A recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) update was circulated by the College Board to college counselors, and I... More
When to start thinking about college - Rising Juniors
Jul 12, 2014 7:45 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 17,072

(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my previous post, I focused on the point at which rising seniors should start thinking about college. If you did not get a chance... More
Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Mary?s, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton
Aug 27, 2014 5:05 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The final blog post in the series.

Faith Based Schools – Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Mount St. Mary's
For blog organization... More
Are you taking a Gap Year?
Apr 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 16,673

(Written by Lori McCormick)


Have you considered taking a gap year? This isn't a question posed often to students but perhaps should be.

Often, students... More
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