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Selecting a College: Measuring Outcomes | College Coach Blog

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Congratulations! Your high school student has been admitted to a selection of colleges. After looking at finances , interpersonal life , and academics , you’ve got one more issue: what happens after graduation? Moms and dads often ask me which colleges produce the best outcome. The answer can be difficult because the idea of “the greatest outcome” is so varied. Every […] Continue Reading…

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Transitioning to College for Students & Mother and father | College Coach Blog

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Most students image opening the envelope or their particular email, and finding the announcement of the admission to the college of their selection: the ultimate fulfillment of their dreams as being a high school student.   In general, I find students don’t think much beyond this moment, aside from visualizing how great college will be.   (For the record, college can be quite great! )  Most parents, however , realize that this celebratory moment is simply the beginning.   The transition to college is really exciting on paper, but it is also […] Continue Reading…

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Selecting a College: Life Beyond the particular Classroom | College Coach Blog

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College students begin thinking about where to attend college by assessing educational programs , and rightly therefore. Your education is the reason you are going to college, after all, and you’ll want your own school’s academic offerings to provide you with the abilities you need to achieve your goals. But college is about more than just textbooks plus papers. Over the next four many years, you’ll spend much more time outside of the classroom than […] Continue Reading…

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Summer Before College: Know Your School | College Coach Blog

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Summer Before College: Getting to Know your School This is the third within a series of posts that college finance expert, Laurie Peltier , is writing about her own experience experiencing the college application and enrollment processes with her kids. Her earlier posts focused on how to stay arranged during the university search […] Continue Reading…

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Typical App Essay Prompts for 2015-2016 | College Coach Blog

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The Common Application Discloses New Essay Prompts for 2015-16 Some students choose to write about sports. Or their love of assisting others. Or even about their unusual hobby of collecting those kitschy plastic-domed snow globes. Whatever the topic, the college admissions essay is meant in order to reveal a glimpse of a student’s character, one that – ideally – will help set that student in addition to the thousands of other applicants vying for any spot at that same organization. […] Continue Reading…

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Learners Accepted To Ivy League Responded to Same Essay Prompt | University Coach Blog

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College Coach Survey Reveals That 75 Percent of Students Recognized To Ivy League Colleges Responded to the Same Common App Prompt April 1, 2015 —In a startling discovery, College Coach’s nationwide survey of high school learners who were accepted to Ivy Little league colleges almost overwhelmingly wrote their particular essays in response to prompt number 4, “Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why […] Continue Reading…

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Making the decision about College: Assessing Academics | College Coach Blog

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Whenever I discuss with new students, the first question I ask is why they want to go to university.   Responses tend to lean seriously toward the importance of earning an schooling and getting a degree. But what does that really mean? And how should students start determining the breadth, depth, plus quality of the academics at an institution of higher learning? When deciding where to apply and then selecting from multiple offers of entrance, there is huge value in assessing an institution’s academic offerings.   […] Continue Reading…

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College Visits – 5 Tips for your Checklist | College Coach Blog

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5 Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your College Go to Little Miss Sunshine . Pee-wee’s Big Adventure . National Lampoon’s Vacation . The history of the silver screen is chock-full of interpretations of the great American car ride. And while Hollywood tells us it’s the journey that counts and not the destination, when it comes to […] Continue Reading…

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Producing the Final College Decision: Factoring in Finances | College Coach Weblog

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With regards to deciding what college to attend, finances are a key piece of the puzzle.   College is a major economic investment, and while it’s an investment that pays off in the long run (college graduates gain 80% more on average than those with no degree, according to the newest research ), the initial economic commitment can be a challenge.   Budget need to play a role in a family’s decision making process, and it’s important that these conversations involve the […] Continue Reading…

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Top 5 FAQs About all that College Postal mail

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Why am I getting so much mail from colleges? If you have used a national standardized test in the last few months and checked the box allowing colleges to send you materials plus publications, you’ve probably felt your inboxes swell with electronic plus print publications over the last few weeks plus months. Don’t worry, swelling is normal and will die down within a couple of years. Nonetheless, with a sudden condition of this variety, families […] Continue Reading…

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