Author: Marsha Shaines

Marsha ShainesMarsha Shaines is an independent college admissions consultant in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who helps students and their parents across the country navigate the college admissions process (www.college-strategies.com) .

When the Grass Looks Greener: The Ins and Outs of Being a Transfer Student
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When the Grass Looks Greener: The Ins and Outs of Being a Transfer Student

Marsha Shaines Marsha Shaines- December 27, 2019 0

  The process of applying to college as a transfer student is both similar to and very different from applying as a first-year student.  As ... Read More

Recalculating High School GPAs: How It’s Done
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Recalculating High School GPAs: How It’s Done

Marsha Shaines Marsha Shaines- June 12, 2019 0

Ask any college admissions officer the most important part of a high school senior’s application and the answer is likely, “The strength of the student’s ... Read More

Best Paying Jobs for College Students
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Best Paying Jobs for College Students

Marsha Shaines Marsha Shaines- April 19, 2019 0

When Tyler was accepted at his dream school, a private university, he knew it meant higher tuition and other college costs. He knew that he ... Read More

Is It Really Worth Taking AP Classes in High School?
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Is It Really Worth Taking AP Classes in High School?

Marsha Shaines Marsha Shaines- January 7, 2019 0

Students at highly competitive high schools sometimes collect Advanced Placement classes in their schedules like Halloween candy: “I’ve got 5 APs this year.” “Why don’t they offer ... Read More

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