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Your Dad’s Cousin’s Friend’s Wife May Not Have the Answers

By Gregg Cohen

One of the biggest mistakes parents and students can make in the college search and application process is listening to the advice of unqualified people. The title of this blog is meant to be humorous, but in reality, it happens quite a bit. Someone who went to a particular college years ago may have strong feelings…

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Students, It’s Not a Good Idea to Take an Official Test as a “Practice”

By Gregg Cohen

Many eager juniors are kicking off the college process by taking an official SAT or ACT. Before you do, however, we offer some important and practical advice to consider.

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The Allure of Sunshine

By Gregg Cohen

This is the time of year when juniors tend to kick off the college process. During their first meeting with their Apply Right counselor, we ask them, “have you thought about where you’d like to attend college?”  We ask about the size of the school they would prefer, what they’d like to study, etc.  And…

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Tough Conversations That Need to Happen

By Gregg Cohen

The college process can bring up some complicated feelings for both students and parents, and there are different ways students express themselves.   In this blog, we outline three “typical” difficult students and tell you what is really going on.  We also tell you how you can have these conversations with your kids, and how Apply…

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Advice for Those Who May Have a Case of the “What Ifs”

By Gregg Cohen

You’ve worked hard on your college list and applications.  You researched schools, visited as many as possible and have even written your essays and submitted all, if not most, of your applications. But this time of year, the inevitable “What if?” can set in. Parents can succumb to it just as easily as students. “What…

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Your Guide to Course Selection

By Gregg Cohen

It will be here before you know it; you will be handed a booklet, or given a website to view, and told to pick your courses for next year.  This can cause the common “deer in the headlights” look. How do you even begin? In this blog, we will give step-by-step directions for how to make…

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Teacher Recommendations… Who, What, Where, When, Why?

By Gregg Cohen

The majority of selective four-year colleges are going to ask applicants to provide teacher recommendations.  It’s smart for students to think about these in advance and not wait until the last minute to ask for them.  In this blog, we outline the 5W’s of college recommendations.

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Hidden Treasures on Financial Aid Websites

By Gregg Cohen

Many students and families will face a waiting period after college admission applications have been submitted and before the admission decision has been rendered.  This is a perfect opportunity for families to familiarize themselves with the financial side of the college selection process and begin planning on the financial commitment to come.

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Have College List, Will Travel

By Gregg Cohen

As we mentioned in this previous blog, winter and spring of junior year is the optimal time to visit colleges.  And, you can click on the “tours and visits” blog category on our blog’s main page for more advice about how to make the most of your visits and why they are important.   During your…

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