Tag: Senior Year

Ivy League as Modeling Agencies?

I absolutely agree with Malcolm Gladwell’s take on “Elite Colleges”.  If you can affordably attend an elite college and that’s what you want to do, I’m all for it.  But, there is no reason to accrue debt just to send your son/daughter to these colleges.  Listen to what Malcolm Gladwell has to say –  – Ivy… Read more »

In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Published in Boston Magazine by JULIE SURATT · 8/27/2017, For full article CLICK HERE Last year, my son Finn came home from school and announced that he wanted to play the French horn. Naturally, I signed him up. A few weeks later, we got an email from the music director politely letting us know that Finn would benefit greatly… Read more »

Employers Want to Hire College Athletes

Article published USATODAYHSS.com on October 2, 2017, by Fred Bastie, playced.com.  Click here for full article. EMPLOYERS WANT TO HIRE COLLEGE ATHLETES Article published USATODAYHSS.com on October 2nd, by Fred Bastie, playced.com.  Click here for full article. The life lessons learned from athletic competition are many, and apparently they pay big dividends.  For most college… Read more »

Learn How to Differentiate Your College Application

Article in US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT By Caroline Duda, Contributor |Sept. 12, 2017, CLICK HERE to View Full Article The college application process can be daunting for even the most prepared of students, and it has only grown more competitive. For instance, in 2016, Harvard University received more than 39,000 applications but accepted just a little more than… Read more »

It’s FAFSA Time

The ever so time-consuming process of filling out your FAFSA may seem horrifying, but following some of our time-tested tips and tricks will help you get through the application process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to federal student aid, including scholarships, grants and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is a… Read more »

When It Comes to College, Only Half of America’s High Schoolers Say They Feel Prepared, Survey Finds

the74million.org By:  Katie Stringer  Click Here is View Full Article Only half of U.S. students think their high schools have prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, according to recent survey data. Compiled by the nonprofit YouthTruth, the data reveal an uncertainty among high schoolers in how to become ready for college and… Read more »


                        Career vs. Major…Which Choice Comes First? Conventional wisdom suggests the answer to this question is that the choice of major is the most important decision and consequently drives the career choice.  Parents, friends, and some school personnel mistakenly have the student focus on a major.  Consequently, the student is asked repeatedly…”What are you going… Read more »

The Truth About Scholarships

DIY COLLEGE RANKING BLOG – – BY MICHELLE KRETZSCHMAR – – VIEW FULL STORY – HERE There are two major delusions/misconceptions about paying for college that too many parents have. The first is that by not saving for college, parents claim this will make their kids eligible for more financial aid. Why bother saving if… Read more »

Tips on Paying for College

New York Times – – June 22, 2016 – – By, Mark A. Stein.  For full story CLICK HERE Students and parents navigating the college-selection process for the first time may benefit from the advice of experts familiar with college financing. ■ Students who may qualify for a highly selective college may find that less celebrated… Read more »