College Application Advice

Dr. Raymond Huntington offers some good general advice about how to help your high school student be competitive in the college application arena. The statistics he offers concerning the increasing percentages of students applying to college explain why it has become so difficult to get accepted into the top schools. Take a look at his [...]

Student debt: What’s been driving college costs so high, anyway?

Average tuition at public four-year colleges rose 73 percent from 1999 to 2009, even as median family income fell about 7 percent. Tuition at private colleges outpaced income, too. Here’s why.   Aaron Marks graduates this spring with a business degree from a good college, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and, unlike many of his classmates, a good [...]

Does a College Degree Really Matter?

(ARA) – As the economy shrinks, Americans spend more and more time thinking about how to keep the job they have or how to find a new job after losing one. It’s no secret that employment is harder to find today than in the past. April 2009 findings from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau [...]

Discover Career System Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Dr. Jerry Daniels walks you through the Discover Career Guidance and Information system that we use with our clients.  You’ll learn how to take the assessments, what to do with the information and how to get the most of out of this system to help you find the right college and major. Note:  To [...]

5 Tips For Staying Involved In Your Teen’s Academic Success

Parents, Stay Involved!

By Jeff Farmer As the parent your role on your teen’s school success team is critical. Don’t make the mistake several parents do and decrease your involvement when your child starts middle school. More now than ever – they need you! Both middle and high school present a new set of challenges for a student [...]

Vocabulary and Spelling Still Count!

Watching TV is Never Good for Me. I recently saw a commercial on TV that really set me off.  It was for a women’s multi-vitamin, and the tagline was “There’s complete, and then there’s most complete.”  This is the kind of blatant misuse of the English language that gets students in trouble on the SAT [...]

Fight The Fear And Get Smart

by Jeremy Farmer When I hit my 30s, I had a “revelation,” for lack of a better word. I realized that there is incredible value in setting goals and actually sticking to them. What is the #1 thing that keeps us from achieving the goals we set for ourselves? FEAR FEAR is “False Evidence Appearing [...]

Pulling an All-Nighter for the College Application

The New York Times August 10, 2010 Everyone has their own ideas about how, when and even why seniors should submit their college applications. Take a look at the reaction of admission professionals to a student who submitted his application only three hours after the application became available. In this case the early bird will [...]

Employers Favor State Schools for Hires

The Wall Street Journal September 13, 2011 There are specific majors at the Ivy League schools and at small liberal arts colleges that hold the attention of employers seeking a particular set of skills, but employers prefer to do the majority of their hiring at large state schools. In business, most decisions are driven by [...]

4 College Survival Tips Every Freshman Needs

by Jeff Farmer According to USA Today only 40% of college students’ graduate in four years and 56% take six years to finish a 4-year degree. The American College Testing, Inc., states that one in four students will leave college before completing their sophomore year. This scenario could be compared to a bride who spends [...]

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