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The Gap Year: Better Later Than Never
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The Gap Year: Better Later Than Never

I've talked about the so-called "Gap Year" before. According to aptly named PlanetGapYear.com, a Gap Year is "a period of time wh…

Help! I'm Clueless about a College Choice and Future Major
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Help! I'm Clueless about a College Choice and Future Major

Question: I just started 11th grade, and I know its a little early to be worrying about my future but I would like to have at lea…

Buyer's Remorse: Daughter Said Yes to the Wrong College
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Buyer's Remorse: Daughter Said Yes to the Wrong College

Question: It is 4 weeks before college starts and my daughter feels she has made a mistake in her college choice. She was very t…

Student Summers: Siestas or Stimulation?
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Student Summers: Siestas or Stimulation?

Summertime and the livin' is easy. Well, maybe not anymore, with the pressures of life -- even for high school and college studen…

College Life vs. Bank Fees
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College Life vs. Bank Fees

The tide of simple and cost-efficient college life is going out. Fast.

Remember Gordon Gekko? Remember his signature line from the…

College Cost Bubble Trouble
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College Cost Bubble Trouble

I've touched on this topic before, but the situation continues to get worse. Now, even the major mainstream media are becoming in…

Should We Hire a Private College Counselor?
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Should We Hire a Private College Counselor?

Question: Our friends have hired an independent college counselor to help their son maximize his Ivy League admission chances. My…

Picking Your Professors
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Picking Your Professors

Okay, seniors. Most of you who have applied to college have received your acceptances, denials, waitlistings, or deferred enrollm…

College Visits for High School Juniors
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College Visits for High School Juniors

As the first day of spring arrives, anxious high school seniors hold their breath and await the verdicts from the colleges to whi…

Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?
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Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?

What math course should I take in my senior year in order to have a great chance of earning acceptance to an Ivy League school if…

Nontraditional Students Go Back to College
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Nontraditional Students Go Back to College

My post today is aimed more at parents rather than at high schoolers. Adults who go to college comprise what is generally known a…

Recommended B.A./M.D Programs?
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Recommended B.A./M.D Programs?

Question: Which colleges are recommended to complete an undergrad and medical degree togther in 6/7/8 years. Thanks

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