Merit Scholarships Are Worth the Work

“We don’t qualify for need-based aid, what should we do?” That’s a question too often asked by families worried about paying for college. With college ... Read More


How to Prepare & What to Wear to a College Interview

For many students, a college interview is part of the admission process. An interview can be a great way for your child to make a great first impression and show their real personality, beyond the words in an essay. Here’s what you need to know to help your child prepare ... Read More

College Interview Tips

Is your student nervous about facing a college interview? That’s certainly understandable! The good news is that there’s a lot of college interview tips they can use to prepare in advance. Keep in mind that although many interviews at prestigious schools are part of the evaluation, the reality is that ... Read More

Applying To College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of my own. Everyone needs to put aside what they think they know about how to select a college and do deep research into what is actually the playing field for your particular child.   Different Admissions Strategies For Different Kids ... Read More


Bypass a Dream College To Graduate Debt Free

  In 2006, I was accepted to my dream school, New York University. When I saw the financial aid package, I figured I would do what everyone else did and take out loans. I thought that was just the way things were done. So when I visited the campus for ... Read More