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Too Much Parental Involvement?
January 24, 2008

Contrary to the common perception of "helicopter parents" (parents who hover over their high school student’s every move), a recent survey of college freshman indicates that parents actually had too little involvement in their college decisions. See the data from The American Freshman: National Norms… Read More>>

Go Far Far Away or Stay Close to Home
January 6, 2008

The latest survey of college freshman by the Higher Education Research Institute indicates that 50% are attending a college within 100 miles of home, and more than 85% percent within 500 miles of home. For families planning campus visits there are ways to combat the… Read More>>

New Jersey's State Colleges Gain Greater In-State Appeal
January 1, 2008

As the economic downturn continues, the impact is driving more applicants and their families to consider in-state public colleges, and New Jersey is no exception.  Well known names like Rutgers and The College of New Jersey in Ewing are getting more attention from New Jersey's high school… Read More>>

Summer Session Goes from Small-time Sleeper to Almost Required
January 1, 2008

Summer session used to be a time for college students to choose from limited offerings for a specific purpose, like filling in a few missing credits to finish the requirements for a diploma.  How things have changed.   For Summer 2009, 13,500 students at Rutgers University… Read More>>

Middle School as a College Starting Block
January 1, 2008

Is middle school too early to be thinking about college?  Take things one step at a time, and have a game plan, says College Search Navigators, LLC's own Diane Gallo.  Diane was quoted in this April 11, 2009 article from The Record of Hackensack, published online… Read More>>

Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

In Memory of Diane Gallo

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

 

Did You Know?

Can't make the real thing? You can attend a virtual college fair. College Week Live sponsors an online college fair where students and parents can interact live with college admissions counselors from over 300 colleges. The next college fair is scheduled for November 2-3, 2011. CollegeWeekLive hosts a variety of online events and features presentations from admissions experts, counselors and students. Among these is Paying for College. Many colleges also have virtual one day open houses on the site. You can view the event calendar and register on the collegeweeklive website. Click here to go there.

 

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Loyola University (Maryland)