15 Things to Know About U.S. News’ College Rankings

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy  Published originally on TheCollegeSolution.com While U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings are wildly popular, few families know much about how they are created. Before you place too much faith in U.S. News’ college rankings, here are 15 things that you should know about them. 1. U.S. News relies on rankings to … [Read more...]

Never Pay Retail for College

An excerpt from Never Pay Retail for College by Beth Walker. If what you thought you knew about college turned out not to be true, when would you want to know? As soon as possible? In time to do something about it? I’m so glad you’ve found this book. In these pages, I will share with you the sobering news about higher education as it exists … [Read more...]

April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter Time To Select Your College Happy April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived and your powerful decision making time is here.  YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students … [Read more...]

Class of 2020 Waitlist Admission Rates and Notification Dates

This month's guest blog is from College Kickstart, an essential companion for savvy college planning that uses the latest admissions data, to make it easier to craft winning college plans that are well balanced, maximize odds and minimize wasted motion. This was originally posted March 31, 2016. Posted in Class of 2020, Waitlist UPDATE … [Read more...]

The $75,000 Fifth Year of College

Guest blogger Lisa Marker-Robbins is the owner/CEO of LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, LLC). In Brian’s junior year of high school, he was determined to become a petroleum engineer, the highest paid field of engineering. This was fueled by his love of science and math as well as successfully navigating a college level first … [Read more...]

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