Tag: College Planning

When Planning for College Avoid These Seven Pitfalls

When Planning for College Avoid These Seven Pitfalls

June 3, 2020

As a psychologist, I see many teens immersed in the college planning process. Unfortunately, the sequence of events that unfolds

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

April 20, 2020

Almost all my friends have decided where they will be going to college next year. So it’s time to pass

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

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

October 21, 2019

From a member of our Paying For College 101 group: I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

October 16, 2019

Many of us see no choice other than to take the Parent PLUS loans, cash-out or borrow from 401(k)s, remortgage

Avoid These Common College Application Mistakes

Avoid These Common College Application Mistakes

October 15, 2019

One of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life is when they decide to start applying for college. It

How to Get Your Student on Board With the College Application Process

How to Get Your Student on Board With the College Application Process

October 11, 2019

It’s time to apply for colleges, scholarships, financing and more…why does it seem like you’re the only one who cares?

College Campus Tour Red Flags: What to Look for on a Visit

College Campus Tour Red Flags: What to Look for on a Visit

October 8, 2019

A campus may appear to have it all. The best professors in a particular major. An active campus life. Beautifully,

When Should the College Process Begin?

When Should the College Process Begin?

August 13, 2019

When should the college process begin? Most of us would like to live in the fantasy that it doesn’t have

How to Apply to College: A Mother’s Advice

How to Apply to College: A Mother’s Advice

August 1, 2019

Being a mother with a child going through the college process is a little like childbirth — while it’s happening it’s soo

Decisions, Decisions… Is the More Expensive College “Worth It?”

Decisions, Decisions… Is the More Expensive College “Worth It?”

April 11, 2019

For high school seniors and their families, April is critical mass for deciding on a college commitment, so it’s a

What Is the Academic Common Market?

What Is the Academic Common Market?

February 13, 2018

Is your student planning to study in a specialized field, but you’re concerned about the cost? In some cases, in-state

What Are Tier 1 Schools and Are They Right for Your Student?

What Are Tier 1 Schools and Are They Right for Your Student?

February 8, 2018

Many families want to make sure that their student goes to a highly-regarded school, to get the best education available.