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Thanks, but no thanks: How to say no

May 1 is right around the corner.  In the college admissions world, that is an important date, the National Candidates Reply Date, in which rising college freshmen let the colleges know if they plan to attend their institution in the fall. You have made your decision; the housing and enrollment dep…

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Guilford College: Walking the walk and talking the talk

When I mentioned my recent college tour of 12 colleges in five and a half days, one of my friends asked, "Why do you travel so much?"   I love talking about what I do, so this was the perfect opening to expound upon the benefits to my students of all my college visits. Professional associations for …

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In her own words: The first year

I love the work I do!  No, I really, really love the work I do!  Guiding young people through the transition from high school to college is amazing, challenging, exciting and frustrating at different times. One of the best parts of my work is staying in touch with my students after they matriculate …

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Third semester and moving forward

One of the best parts of being an independent educational consultant is following the college careers of my students. Students accessing college is great, but I’m always concerned about the retention and graduation rates reported. A recent report by the Education Trust, Rising Tide: Do College Gra…

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