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a nationally recognized college expert.
August 1, 2012
Finding An Independent College Counselor
In my last college blog post, I wrote about the enmity that admission officers at elite colleges and universities tend to exhibit toward independent college counselors. If you missed it, here it is: Elite Schools Dissing College Consultants While elite schools argue that families can navigate the process by themselves, they ignore this fact: colleges operate as businesses and their...
June 21, 2012
Tracking What a College’s Grads Really Make
I’ve been devoting this week’s posts to college accountability. Are colleges and universities doing what we are paying them to do: educating our children and preparing them for the working world? In most cases we don’t know. If you missed my two previous posts, here they are: Sharing a College’s Return on Investment College + Degree = Joke? In my...
October 7, 2010
How To Select a College Counselor
How do you select an independent college counselor? A parent posted that question on my college blog a couple of weeks ago and I promised that I’d provide the answer. I had the good fortune to interview three prominent independent college counselors on this subject when I was at a national college conference last week in St. Louis. I interviewed...