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Senior Year Warnings

“When reward is at its pinnacle, risk is near at hand.”   – John Bogle, legendary investor and founder of the Vanguard Group  Although written for investors, John Bogle’s sage advice is apropos for the next stage of The College Admissions Process during the senior year. Being exhausted from drafting college essays in order to …

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What Happens When Children Mimic Adults Too Soon

Never has a day dulled, remembering the joy of being a child. Related PostsLocation, Location, Location: More Tips for Choosing Colleges Imagination is Not Just for Kids Student Loan Repayments May Cost More Than The Amount Borrowed Selfish Caring Transfer Admissions Guarantee At California State Universities (CSU)

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The Parent Trap

A parent’s job is often unenviable. Thankless. Tiring. Trying. Tireless. Especially when the child is a teenager. Parents’ reasons for making decisions can vary from encouraging their children to “live their own lives, do what makes you happy” and worries that what makes their children happy won’t pay their bills, let alone save for retirement, …

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related Posts812% = Rise of College Text Book Prices Since 1980 ALERT: Common App Change for Counselor Recommendation If You Need Your Appendix Removed, Go to Oklahoma Fall 2012 UC Admissions More Competitive for Freshmen The Ups & Downs of Being Well-Rounded

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Tricks of the Academic Trade

Online tools are useful homework management techniques for students.  Yet, with the plethora of online tools available, knowing which tools are actually worthy can be tricky.  So, here’s a couple tools that are student-tested and recommended: Wolfram|Alpha: a searchable database for all academic subjects, including solutions to exact math problems.  For an additional fee, students can …

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College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsCongrats to the Class of 2017! NO SAT!?! NO ACT!?! UChicago’s Curve Ball To Learn Is.. The California State University System Changes Graduation Requirements What’s the Least Amount I Will Have to Pay for College?

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsStudent Debt in Seven Charts Ahead of the Curve: All About Financing A College Education Denied?!? WHAT THE WHAT?!!!? Sidewalk Surprises Losing Sleep Over College Affordability Concerns? You’re Not Alone.

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College Admissions Decisions: The Troll Underneath the Bridge or The Gateway to Oz

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As college admissions decisions are delivered to email and postal mail boxes all over the world, the decisions can seem to either validate or condemn a lifetime’s efforts. However, just as in Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do, where Harvard Professor Michael Sandel hypothesizes a straightforward college acceptance letter, the truth can be more layered: In …

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A River Runs Through It

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The late winter run-off from 12 years of school melting during the latter half of a high school senior year can create an emotional flood. A confluence of Senioritis and waiting for college admissions responses quickly overruns the levees built during a senior’s youth-limited life experience. Seniors decry, “When will I hear from colleges?” or …

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Guest Post: The Meritocracy-Diversity Divide

Affirmative action policies could use closer scrutiny—but don’t lose sight of their benefits. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is an increasingly rare sort of debate, the kind where both sides present a valid analysis of a complex and thorny issue. This is not always the case. On climate change, the left is reacting to a real, imminent problem, …