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Read This Book NOW

We are reading two books that we feel should be required reading for all high school students and we wanted to share the first with you. You’ll have to check back to find out the name of the second… Our parents often feel that they are coming...

Eliminating the Just Because in College Admissions

Eliminating the Just Because in College Admissions Sept 25, 2016 By Amy Mendelson, M.Ed, and Thomas LeCarner, PhD.       Competitive Edge College Counseling Just because a college is selective doesn’t mean it is better than less-selective colleges, nor is it the...

Top 12 Things Successful College Students Do

As the school year comes to a close for our high school students, our thoughts turn to the excitement of graduation and their impending move to college. Here is our advice to these future college freshmen. Feel free to share. • Expose yourself to all sorts of new...

Is your “legal house” in order?

We usually write our own blogs, but today, we are sharing this important legal advice from Erin Nadeau. Read on! Getting Your Legal House In Order Before Your Adult Child Leaves for College Written By: Erin M. Nadeau, Esq. Imagine the following scenario: Your 18-year...

Waiting to Hear From Your Colleges? Read This:

Right about now, high school seniors around the country are biding their time until they hear back from all their colleges. Time will pass at its own pace, and although there is nothing students can do to speed up the process, they should definitely consider doing the...

Applying to College? What’s the Hurry, Murray?

With the 1st week of September under our belts, the college application season is in full swing. If you or your student are applying to college this fall, we want to make sure you don’t rush into anything just to “get it done.” Just as every college...

Common Application 2015

The release of the Common Application on August 1 of each year is usually accompanied by mass hysteria among college hopefuls. This doesn’t need to be the case! Here is what you need to know about the Common Application, 2015: The Common Application is a singular...

Superscoring 101

Just like high school students across the nation, for the next few weeks, the SAT and ACT are taking a summer vacation. When fall comes, however, the tests will be back in full force, just like millions of high school students and college hopefuls. Because of this, we...