the Wrong College Major will cost you, Big time!

November 10, 2011
The wrong college major will cost you big time in future pay and employment stabliity. Will your (or your student’s) college major pay and more importantly will the college major lead to a job? I came across a recent article on Yahoo News that led me to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ article “From […]

The wrong college major will cost you big time in future pay and employment stabliity. Will your (or your student’s) college major pay and more importantly will the college major lead to a job? I came across a recent article on Yahoo News that led me to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ article “From […]

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$275,000 dollar nightmare

November 3, 2011
“You should have known, you should have read the fine print” these words are uttered in back rooms when they should be out in the open. Recently reported on CNN, a young man who did not understand the ramifications of taking out excessive student loan debt just to attend and graduate from a so called […]

“You should have known, you should have read the fine print” these words are uttered in back rooms when they should be out in the open. Recently reported on CNN, a young man who did not understand the ramifications of taking out excessive student loan debt just to attend and graduate from a so called […]

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Gap options between high school & college

October 26, 2008
Bridge the chasm between high school & college with a gap year experience By J.D. Wyczalek Golly-gee, Mom, Dad, I really want to (insert blank) after I get out of high school and before I go off to college. These may or not be dreaded words you desire to hear from your hopeful college student. […]

Bridge the chasm between high school & college with a gap year experience By J.D. Wyczalek Golly-gee, Mom, Dad, I really want to (insert blank) after I get out of high school and before I go off to college. These may or not be dreaded words you desire to hear from your hopeful college student. […]

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Avoid the tragedy of college identity theft

October 23, 2008
Protect yourself at all times and keep your guard up. We just got back from San Diego CA from a nice three-day weekend. It turns out that our car was targeted for theft. The villainous thieves drilled out the drivers side lock to obtain access to the interior of the vehicle. Lucky for us the […]

Protect yourself at all times and keep your guard up. We just got back from San Diego CA from a nice three-day weekend. It turns out that our car was targeted for theft. The villainous thieves drilled out the drivers side lock to obtain access to the interior of the vehicle. Lucky for us the […]

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Application, essay & interview mistakes to avoid

September 16, 2008
Here are three tips for hopeful college students filling out college applications, essays and college interviews. 1. Not being prepared. Know the deadlines (earlier is better) know what the school wants and the timeline. Does the school require    Send article as PDF   

Here are three tips for hopeful college students filling out college applications, essays and college interviews. 1. Not being prepared. Know the deadlines (earlier is better) know what the school wants and the timeline. Does the school require    Send article as PDF    Here are three tips for hopeful college students filling out college […]

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10 things college financial aid offices won’t tell you

September 5, 2008
 1. "You waited until April? Sorry, we gave your money away." At first glance, the amount of financial aid available to students seems like a gold mine. According to education testing and information organization The College Board, students received more than $130 billion in aid during the 2006-2007 school year for undergraduate and graduate study; […]

 1. “You waited until April? Sorry, we gave your money away.” At first glance, the amount of financial aid available to students seems like a gold mine. According to education testing and information organization The College Board, students received more than $130 billion in aid during the 2006-2007 school year for undergraduate and graduate study; […]

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Tips to spot scholarship scams

September 1, 2008
If you’re a student, or the parent of a student, that is about to head off to college, you’ve got to be very careful, because you are on a lot of shady people’s list. You are going to get a lot of offers by phone and by mail for scholarship searches, or telling you you’ve […]

If you’re a student, or the parent of a student, that is about to head off to college, you’ve got to be very careful, because you are on a lot of shady people’s list. You are going to get a lot of offers by phone and by mail for scholarship searches, or telling you you’ve […]

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How does a Homeschool student get into college?

July 20, 2008
There are a couple differences between private/public school and Homeschool. However there are many similarities. Research the individual college(s) and find out what specific requirements are needed for homeschool students. This is where there will be similarities between the two types of schooling. Colleges are looking for    Send article as PDF   

There are a couple differences between private/public school and Homeschool. However there are many similarities. Research the individual college(s) and find out what specific requirements are needed for homeschool students. This is where there will be similarities between the two types of schooling. Colleges are looking for    Send article as PDF    There are […]

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Top 10 rules for selecting your college/university

June 19, 2008
1. Never make your final college selection without visiting at least your top two or three choices. No matter how well you think you know a college or university, you can learn a lot (good or bad) by spending a few hours on campus, including whether or not the college feels like a good "fit" […]

1. Never make your final college selection without visiting at least your top two or three choices. No matter how well you think you know a college or university, you can learn a lot (good or bad) by spending a few hours on campus, including whether or not the college feels like a good “fit” […]

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Ideas to Make the College Admission Process Easier

June 17, 2008
1) Apply to 6 to 8 colleges, minimum. One of the things that we have found is that it does no good to apply to so few colleges that you don’t get admitted anywhere or admitted to only 1 or 2. You don’t need to apply to 30 different colleges, and in fact, it can […]

1) Apply to 6 to 8 colleges, minimum. One of the things that we have found is that it does no good to apply to so few colleges that you don’t get admitted anywhere or admitted to only 1 or 2. You don’t need to apply to 30 different colleges, and in fact, it can […]

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