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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>>

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>>

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>>

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.

 

Did You Know?

Looking to apply Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) to college this year? Many high school guidance counselors require students to provide their completed application two weeks prior to the deadline. This allows the guidance counselor enough time to complete the school forms and submit them in a timely manner. For the unprepared student this can be quite a shock. Suddenly that November 15 deadline becomes November 1. The best way to reduce your stress level is to ask your guidance office what they need and when they need it. Less surprise equals a smoother process for you and your guidance counselor.

 

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Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market

March 31, 2011

Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>

Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus

March 27, 2011

New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>

 

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