The College Solutions Blog

Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.

May 26, 2011

Do I Dare File For Financial Aid?

A couple of days ago I asked my blog visitors to submit questions that I could direct to college admission officers at the annual conference of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. Now I want to start sharing answers. The admission experts whom I talked to today came from such disparate schools as Colgate University, Carroll College, Chapman University,...
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May 25, 2011

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...
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May 24, 2011

What Would You Ask a College Admission Officer?

I’m going to be attending the annual conference of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling beginning Tuesday afternoon on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  WACAC is a membership organization for high school counselors, college counselors and college admission officers, who work in Nevada and California. Get My College Workbook for Free! Because I expect to...
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June 10, 2010

Censoring Financial Aid Information

With about 800 other people, I’ve been spending the last couple of days at the WACAC conference at the University of San Francisco. WACAC stands for the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. I gave a speech on shrinking the cost of college — one of my favorite topics — at the educational conference that attracts high school and independent...
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