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How to Apply to College

Summer Before Senior Year: Get Going!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Summer is actually a relaxed time to begin this process with little stress. Do yourself a favor and create a calendar with set goals for the summer.

What to Know About College Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.

10 Things NOT To Do When Your Child Applies To College

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Ah, Autumn. The leaves will start turning soon, there's a nip in the air, football, apple cider, pumpkins... And for parents of high school seniors, college applications.

Common Application: Coming August 1 to a Computer Near You!

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's easy to understand why some students are looking forward to the CA4 launch like Obi-wannabes line up for a new Star Wars film, but there are some important precautions to keep in mind as well.

It's Time to Find the Best Fit Schools for Your List

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

You'll only need about ten universities in your list, so that shouldn't be a difficult task, should it? Well, it turns out it's not that easy! According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010 there were more than 4,000 options to study in an accredited university.

President Obama, the Time to Improve College Access is Now

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Patrick O'Connor

America is graduating one of the largest high school classes in history this year, and the college plans of these students are being guided by school counselors who have had little or no graduate school training working with students and families in the college selection process.

Applying to College: The Myth of Grit

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

"Excuse me, Dr. O'Connor? It's Meredith's mother, Mrs. Hart?""Of course. How are you?"

Trouble Applying to College? Here's What's Goin' On

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Colleges that are right for you will feel just like home. It may be in the dorm rooms, it may be at the library (hey, it happens), it may be the whole campus -- but somewhere at those colleges, there is a spot waiting for you to reflect on the challenges of life.

How to Apply to College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As the Class of 2013 begins the next round of dream sculpting, we would all do well to think of this understated wunderstudent. Her path to college was pretty interesting.

College Decisions 2012: Business As Usual

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.04.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Panicked parents of next year's high school seniors are anticipating a rough ride when it comes to applying to colleges in the fall, and when you ask them why, they point to what happened in college admissions this past year.

You Have to Do What to Get Into College?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.16.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Is it really news that exotic community service trips are over? However well-meaning they may be, spending thousands of dollars to work with students in need has always defeated the point.