College Conference: Day 1

I spend a lot of time in my extremely messy office writing posts for my three college blogs. Usually the only one around during the day is Minerva, my golden retriever, who drops tennis balls at my feet.
It’s easy to forget that there are people out there who regularly read what I write. And that’s why Tuesday was a fun day. I’m attending the annual conference of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling at Loyola Marymount University in LA and I was surprised that so many people walked up to me and said hello.
I think many of the people who greeted me recognized me from my photo on my college blogs.  Or they had attended one of my previous college presentations. (I love giving talks about how families can afford college more than I like blogging on the subject!)
I was surprised how many people at the conference congratulated me on my daughter’s recent graduation from Juniata College. The fact that they knew Caitlin had graduated and had a job lined up back in San Diego confirmed that they read my blogs!
Anyway it was great talking to so many people who are just as passionate about college as I am. I will try to conjure up these good feelings the next time I am staring at my computer and cursing myself for having three college blogs.
If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know that I asked all of you out there to submit questions that I can pass along to college admission officers at the conference. If you missed it here it is:

What Would You Ask a College Admission Officer?

I promised to send the electronic version of my workbook, Shrinking the Cost of College, to five people with the best questions. To all of you who have submitted questions so far, you’ll be getting the workbook when I get back to San Diego on Thursday.
For those who would still like to submit questions go ahead and I’ll  also send you a workbook that includes lots of ways to cut college costs.
I hope to begin answering some of these great questions tomorrow!
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller and a workbook, Shrinking the Cost of College: 152 Ways to Cut the Cost of a Bachelor’s Degree. Follow her on Twitter.

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