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The Admitted Student Visit – A Critical Part of the College Choice

Once your child has been admitted to one, a few, or several colleges, it is important to have an in-depth last look.  Most schools offer Admitted Student Visit Days.  Often, an overnight stay in a dorm is included.  It is

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5 Things You Need to Do Before Your Kid’s College Search

Ideally, preparation for the college search process will start years beforehand.  There are several things you can do as a parent to be in a better position for helping your child determine what his or her college choice should be. 

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 2

Updated 2-4-17 – Updates in red In part 1, I talked about what you can do to minimize your upcoming out-of-pocket college costs when you have a senior in high school who is in the process of getting down to

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 1

When I am talking about “out-of pocket” college cost, I mean what needs to be paid out over and above what the parents and child have already saved for college.  The best way to minimize this cost is to minimize

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The College Choice Waiting Game

It’s late January.  My daughter has finished all of her applications.  We are waiting for a scholarship competition, two overnight campus visits, an admissions interview (one very competitive school lets kids visit after the application deadline up until a cut-off

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Net Price Calculators – Key Tools in the College Choice Process

One of the most valuable tools I have found for estimating how much it will actually cost you to send your child to a particular college is the Net Price Calculator.  Most colleges are required to post a link to

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part Three

This is the third and final post in a three-part series about college visits.  Today I am posting Q through Z in The ABCs of College Visits. Q –         Questions – Be sure to ask lots!  With my daughter,

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part Two

This is the second in a 3-part series about college visits.  Today I am posting I through P in the ABCs of College Visits. I –            Interviews – Some schools require a counselor interview, alumni interview or current student

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part One

This is the first in a 3-part series about college visits.  Today, I am posting A through H in The ABCs of College Visits. A –         Accept that your child may not have the same impression of a school

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Organize Your College Search

We Have Researched Schools – Now What? You need a place to capture and organize all of the information you have gathered.  This will be a key resource in your kid’s college search.  I have created a spreadsheet format that

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