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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Alaska Airline's magazine features Murphy College Consultants: "High school students typically start launching their searches in January of their junior years, says Kiersten Murphy, an Issaquah, Washington - based independent...

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I just wanted to wish all of my students the best of luck with the rest of your decisions in the coming weeks.  Please keep me posted about the good news, whether it be a great big envelope in the mail, or a video welcoming you to your future college campus via email.

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If you are interested in taking a deeper look at some colleges that fly under the radar, but are arguably just as significant as those big 'name brand' schools, take a look at Loren Pope's book Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)...

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If you are a high school senior, there are some things that you can do this summer to make the most of your two months ‘off’ to best prepare for the college application process. By now, you should be in the thick of things...

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On May 3rd, the National Association of College Admission Counseling released the results of their space availability survey. 375 colleges across the United States reported that they are still accepting applications for either...

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Spring break is just around the corner. If you are like me, you probably aren’t jetting off to a sun-drenched beach, but instead, are hopping on a plane to do some college visits, possibly in the snow. If you haven’t begun...

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The annual Grapevine study on state funding for education was released today.  It reports that state support for higher education sunk by 14.5% in Washington, 13.5% in California and 15.4% in Colorado.  For those of you considering...

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Each year, fellow consultant and IECA President Dodge Johnson compiles a list of America's Happiest Campuses. This list is based on the percentage of freshmen who return...

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As students begin the process of packing up all of their belongings for their first semester at college, I thought that I would share a few tips from seasoned college students about surviving your first semester. While there are...

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If you are unhappy with your SAT or ACT scores, and think that one more round could make the difference for you, I would recommend that you register for the ACT September date and/or the SAT October date as soon as possible. If...

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