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July 05, 2012

Having a Productive and Safe Overnight College Visit

High school students report risky behavior on overnight campus visits; counselors offer advice on how to stay safe.

April 17, 2012

Countdown to May 1: Advice on Making the Final College Choice

As high school seniors narrow down their college decision, experts offer advice about weighing size, location, cost and other factors.

April 02, 2012

What to Look for When Revisiting a College Campus This Month

Counselors offer tips on revisiting colleges before making the final commitment to attend.

August 29, 2011

Top Ten Questions for Prospective Students to Ask Colleges

As Hurricane Irene was predicted to hit about the time many college students were moving into dorms, it was interesting to see the varying responses from institutions. Some evacuated or delayed arrivals on campus, while others went ahead with the scheduled move-ins or left it up to families. I know ...

August 16, 2011

New Book Demystifies College-Admissions Process

Getting into college is not rocket science. It is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. That's the mantra that authors Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde suggest to families in their book out today from Three Rivers Press, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Maml...

August 11, 2011

What to Know Before an Overnight Campus Stay

Touring colleges during the day and watching students go to class is one part of campus life. But it is on an overnight stay where prospective students get a true flavor of a school. What to know before you go? Rather than visiting on your own, it's best if you arrange an overnight through the adm...

June 29, 2011

Seizing on the Advantages of a Summer College Visit

Summer may not be the ideal time to visit a college because it can feel empty without students on campus. But the reality for families is that's when it is often most convenient. It's hard to get away during the school year when students are juggling demanding classes, studying for the SAT, working,...



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