Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons
Sep16

Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons

by Suzanne Shaffer, Parent Editor Since choosing a college is an important decision, you want to be sure that you and your teen use the right criteria. When you put all your time, effort and hard earned money into sending your teen off to college, you want to be reasonably sure it’s the right college for them. Choosing a college for all the wrong reasons Here are some commonly used criteria for choosing a college. As you can see,...

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Parent College Coach Tip #28: Attitude Trumps the College Name
Aug15

Parent College Coach Tip #28: Attitude Trumps the College Name

Much is debated about the college name and prestige, especially among parents; but where you go to college is not as important as you might think.

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Calculating the College ROI: Is College Really Worth the Cost?
Apr09

Calculating the College ROI: Is College Really Worth the Cost?

Everyone knows a college education is a valid goal, but it makes sense to step back and consider why. Rankings of “best” are fine, but what are your own reasons for pursuing a college education? Keep these in mind to make sure your college choice is, in fact, the best place to enroll to meet them.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #38: Don’t Wait to Choose a College
Aug29

Scholarship Mom Tip #38: Don’t Wait to Choose a College

— Not sure where to go to college? Don’t let that stop you from applying for scholarships!

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My College Decision: Journey to Endicott College
Oct11

My College Decision: Journey to Endicott College

by Erin Westerman  | @ErinSCV | Smart College Visit Intern   As you enter junior year of high school, you might find that every long lost family member, parents of friends, and basically anyone that you meet will begin to ask you where you’ve decided to go to college, what you want to study, and what you hope to do for the rest of your life. My answer to all of the above used to be “I have absolutely no idea” and...

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Student Reflections: College Tours & College Decisions
Jul28

Student Reflections: College Tours & College Decisions

  From the editor: During CampusChat on July 25, 2012, I posted the question:  If you were choosing a college to attend yourself, what would you do differently today? Zach Richards, who had joined CampusChat for the first time that evening, took the question to heart and, after some reflection, decided to launch a blog about his college journey.   Zach is entering his senior year in Sports Management at Southern New...

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