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By Lindsey Skerker, Director of College Counseling and Placement at The Craig School          In a recent article about the most expensive colleges in the US, President Brian Casey of Colgate University summed it up best: “The business model of...
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By Willa Flax of Thriveworks Entering the new school year, whether grade school, high school, college, or beyond, one thing is certain, the trepidations surrounding the coronavirus are ever-present. Whether through friends and family members or school and (social) media...
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By Michelle McAnaney of The College Spy The role of standardized tests in the college admissions process has always been difficult to understand, with most people overestimating their importance at most colleges. Now, with more colleges allowing applicants to apply...
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By Tom Curley How did we get here? People have been singing the praises of and attacking new technology’s place in education for millennia. The printing press would bring about the end of humans’ ability to memorize anything, while at...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising During the college search process, students typically focus on getting into college and don’t think about what will happen beyond that. But getting an acceptance letter doesn’t guarantee success. With graduation rates lower...
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By Dana Ponsky, owner of Dana Ponsky Consulting Services LLC I really enjoyed my college experience and loved being a student. In graduate school, I studied the work and theories of great educators who were experts in spirituality in higher...
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By Michael Corbelle and Alex Ince of Cairn Educational Consulting The past eighteen months have dramatically changed the world and how the majority of us live and operate in it. Working from home and attending school remotely are two of...
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By Sarah Weingarten, Academic Coach & Certified Professional Organizer “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln Preparation  is fundamental to achieving academic success. Starting off the...
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By Nina Berler of unCommon Apps In advisory sessions, parents and students nearly always ask about standardized tests, deemed optional for the foreseeable future by nearly all colleges. My response: As colleges move away from tests and more into holistic...
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Tom was an overgrown boy, with shaggy brown hair creeping out of the sides of the baseball hat he usually donned, and a soft-spoken demeanor.  He was intelligent in the analytical sense: he could readily solve a problem or a question...
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