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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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A recent article written by Jacques Steinberg of the The New York Times has generated much controversy about the value of a college consultant.  The article attempted to point out that there is a gross difference in the professionalism...

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No one ever hopes to find themselves in the position of being placed on a college admission waitlist. But it happens to a significant percentage of high school students each spring, especially in an economy where colleges are...

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College admission rates continue to plummet this year at our nation's top tier universities. There are many theories about why these universities are seeing such record numbers of applicants, which of course, results in even lower...

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Once you have come down from your acceptance letter high, it is time to act fast. April comes and goes quickly and on May 1st, you will be expected to deposit at only one school that you have been admitted to.

If you have...

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On March 3rd, Public Agenda, a non-profit research organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, released a report on the assistance high school students received from their guidance counselor regarding the college...

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BusinessWeek released its 2010 Top Undergraduate Business Programs and there are some surprises this year. The top spots belong to the colleges that continued to do a fantastic job with job placement despite tough economic times.

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Starting in 2007 more than 30 elite private colleges adopted policies that replaced loans from financial aid packages with grants, in an effort to eliminate student debt upon graduation. It wasn't entirely altruistic though, as...

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Seattle is just one of many cities across the U.S. that are hosting college fairs over the next few months. With huge crowds and students vying for an admission counselor's attention, fairs can be chaotic, especially if you just...

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In a recent New York Times "The Choice" Blog entry, Martha Merrill, Dean of Admissions at Connecticut College offers...

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Colleges across the U.S. continue to report an increase in the number of applications from the previous year. New York University is reporting that it received the most applications in its history, with over 38,000 students vying...

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