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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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Honesty is the Best Policy
Oct 31, 2018 1:58 pm
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Many students are applying to their early application colleges this week. When it comes to essays, my job as an independent admissions counselor is to help students... More
Are you fit for Community College?
Sep 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,334

(Written by Lori McCormick)

I have written about this topic before but feel it is worth repeating. I love community colleges! For the right student, starting... More
Let's Talk Internships
Sep 20, 2018 10:29 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,651

(Written by Rebecca Bjorklund, University Recruiter for a variety of corporations, ranging from management consulting to aerospace to interactive entertainment)


Glowing... More
Building a college list
Aug 30, 2018 11:06 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 5,382

(Written by Lori McCormick)

Public, private, urban, suburban, rural, small, medium, large, research opportunities, liberal arts, East Coast, West Coast, somewhere... More
Letting go
Aug 21, 2018 9:00 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

My youngest, a kindergartener, is learning to tie his shoes, and I so desperately want to do it for him. Partly because it will... More
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