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New US News College Rankings Come Out Soon – Should You Care?

The 2014 US News college rankings will be released on September 10.  Colleges across the country wait anxiously every year to see if they have moved up in the rankings.  Students and parents wait anxiously to learn about the “best

Finding the Best Deals on Colleges

For three mornings this week, I spoke to groups of parents and students at the local high school about the college search process.  When I spoke to high school juniors and their parents, I stressed that there are several ways

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Negotiating Your Out-of Pocket College Cost

Can you negotiate college cost? Yes, and you should.  Most schools have some wiggle room with their merit and need-based offers.  While the college choice process isn’t really like buying a car, there are some similarities.  You can start the

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The Pros and Cons of Being Waitlisted

Yesterday, my daughter and thousands of other applicants received their Regular Decision results from The University of Chicago.  She, along with thousands of others, was waitlisted.  It was another record year for UChicago – over 30,000 applicants for approximately 1,500

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My Top 10 College Search Information Websites – Updated

College Data – This site has become my favorite place for doing college search research.  It has great data to help with your college search. There is a very unique college search tool and College Chances Calculator.  The college search

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