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When You Have Second Thoughts About Your #1 Choice

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Robert S. Schwartz

The last thing you want to do is make a choice you regret. College-bound students should weigh the pluses and minuses of each school equally. They should look carefully at each school. And most importantly, keep an open mind.

The Truth About Building a Balanced College List

Kat Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

It's not just about having a dream and safety school, especially in this highly competitive time. It's important for students to have realistic expectations about which institutions will be the best academic, financial, and social fit.

Opening the Door to Private Higher Education

Donna Randall | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The value of a private education, of course, extends far beyond the financial investment families make and even beyond our graduates' career success. The quality and depth of the relationships among students, faculty, and staff at small private institutions is especially evident at commencement time.

Why the College Search Process Is Broken

Frank Palmasani | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

By designating price as a key criterion at the earliest stages of the college search process, families can avoid taking on excessive debt to pay for college. It's simple. It's sensible. And it's not at all the way it's done now.

How Strong Is Your College Knowledge?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.27.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Some colleges have graduation requirements, including specific core academic courses all students must take, while others have no core requirements at all.