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a nationally recognized college expert.
January 24, 2010
2 Great Resources for Summer Programs for High School Students
Now’s the time to start thinking about summer programs for high school students. The number of summer school programs and camps for teens can be daunting, but there are two resources that can make the search manageable. Enrichment Alley On this site you’ll find a great database of summer programs for teenagers that you can search using criteria that’s important...
December 20, 2009
College Bowl Money Pits, Studying Abroad and More
It’s a relief to be sitting down to write this post. My husband, kids and I survived our annual holiday party. I cook for days, not including spending an entire Saturday making Christmas cookies, and by the time the party rolls around my back is screaming. Anyway, I survived the party for 65 people and the highlights included mini brie...
December 16, 2009
Studying Abroad: What Parents Need to Know
My daughter Caitlin arrived home last night after studying abroad for the semester at the University of Barcelona. I am thrilled to have her home and I know it’s going to be very hard for me when she flies back to Spain at the end of January. As I discovered, a study abroad program can be a life-changing experience, but...
November 3, 2009
Experiencing a Gap Year Before College
Today I’ve invited Kristin White, an author and independent college counselor, to share with us some surprising facts about a growing phenomenon: the gap year. Kristin wrote a new book on the subject that’s entitled, The Complete Guide to the Gap Year: The Best Things To Do Between High School and College. The gap year is a hot topic right...
October 7, 2009
Generous Colleges for International Students
A high school counselor in Colombia asked me today how she could find American colleges that provide financial aid for international students who want to study in the United States. Actually, there are many schools that provide need-based aid to international students interested in American colleges and universities. Every year a member of the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling...
September 7, 2009
Naming Names: A List of the Most Generous Colleges
In the last few days, I’ve been working on an assignment about college rankings — when it’s published I’ll be sure to link to the article. Today, however, I thought I’d provide links to some helpful college lists courtesy of US News & World Report. Colleges Giving the Most Merit Scholarships One question that I get asked frequently is which...
January 26, 2009
Saving Money by Attending College in Canada
Ever thought about heading North for college? Getting a bachelor’s degree in Canada could save you money. And there are plenty of other reasons why you might want to attend a school there. Here’s a link to a piece written by a dad, who is happy to report that he saved a ton of cash by following this advice with...