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National College Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) National College Decision Day is on May 1st. What this means is that a student must officially send their intent to register forms...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 13824 Views

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Middle College

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are alternative academic options for “non-traditional” students....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Feb 27, 2016 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 13764 Views

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Tackling Test Anxiety

(Written by Guest Blogger, Rhonda Racine, Founder of Lydian Academy in Menlo Park) Are you a good test­-taker? Are your test grades an accurate reflection...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 13663 Views

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Why Having The Right Mentor Matters

(written by John Raftrey) One of my mentors died on Monday. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, was mentor to thousands of people some famous, others, like me,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 3 comments | 13422 Views

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It's Never Too Late

(Written by Lori McCormick) While the statistics tend to vary depending on the organization conducting the research, between 38% - 44% of post-secondary students...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by , on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:33 am | 1 comment | 13081 Views

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How Can Teens Benefit from Working During Their Youth?

Written by Janet Shah, Founder of Teenjobfind, Inc. www.teenjobfind.com Being a teenager today is much different from when I was young. I was able to play varsity...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 4, 2017
Last comment by C, on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 4 comments | 12988 Views

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Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live

(written by John Raftrey) Today the Common App and the UC App went live. It reminds me of when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It means the...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ashleigh, on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 12882 Views

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Preparing for college interviews

(Written by Lori McCormick) College representatives offer interviews to students prior to submitting their applications. For those of you who are preparing...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by It's All About the FIT, on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 12638 Views

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Juniors: College application planning

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school juniors who are planning on applying to four-year colleges are starting to hear the buzz about getting prepared for their...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Be Positive, on Mar 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 12406 Views

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March Madness for Seniors

This blog post was written by John Raftrey Every March is always a tense month for seniors as they await their admission decisions. This will be the most gut-wrenching...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 12322 Views

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UCSB's CCS program

(Written by Lori McCormick) The University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, established in 1967, is celebrating their 50th anniversary...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by AnneC, on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 12185 Views

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University of California Augmented Review Policy

Taken from the UC Counselors and Advisors Bulletin: UC Regents adopted an Augmented Review Policy, effective for the 2018-19 admission cycle which allows campuses...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:56 am | 1 comment | 12065 Views

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Common Application and COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application, which is used by over 800 colleges, is adding a new question to their 2020-2021 application this upcoming...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 11763 Views

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College applications are open!

(written by Lori McCormick) August marks the start of college applications becoming available for 2017-2018. The Common Application, which over 700 colleges...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Lee S., on Aug 8, 2017 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 11309 Views

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My applications are submitted, now what?

(written by Lori McCormick) I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps: 1. Check...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by michael, on Feb 27, 2018 at 2:03 am | 3 comments | 11125 Views

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College Openings 2016

If you are having second thoughts about not finishing your college applications last fall, or aren't wildly excited about any of the colleges you were accepted to,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10738 Views

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The Common Application: essay advice from the source

(from the Common Application's Counselor's email listserve) This year the Common Application revised and rolled out (some) new essay prompts....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 10644 Views

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The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by ASR , on Apr 15, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 7 comments | 10093 Views

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Transitions

(Written by Lori McCormick) If you recently graduated from high school and are off to college in the fall, enjoy your final weeks of summer. You worked hard...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by local mom, on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 9958 Views

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Operation Varsity Blues

(written by Lori McCormick) Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by concierge, on May 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm | 9 comments | 9816 Views
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