College Admissions 101

6 Key Takeaways to Know After the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle

Each college admissions cycle tells a unique story, and the 2020-2021 application cycle trumped them all. Covid, a national test-optional movement, and a stunning spike in application volume all contributed to some major challenges.  The underscoring theme: Families...

8 College Planning Help Benefits Your Family Needs Now

In over fifteen years of working with families, I can say this with absolute certainty: Each family has its own college admissions goals and needs a customized plan. You cannot simply copy another family’s college roadmap and hope it works for your child. There is not...

Top Financial Planning for College Tips

Not surprisingly, a lot of parents ask me, "How do we afford college?” Parents who attended college twenty years ago usually find themselves in shock over the number of changes in the college landscape — from tuition costs to the fact that they must fund most of it...

Parents: A Cautionary Tale

I've had the pleasure of knowing Jason for several years, and as my daughter approached the college admission process, we thought we had things under control. Although I knew Jason, we decided to navigate the waters of admissions on our own, and to our dismay, the...