Author Archives: Laurie

A Return to the CPS Blog Just In Time For May 1 Deadline

May 1st – The Day Students Have All the Power! So this is the day that colleges are fretting over as students come to make their final decisions about which colleges they will attend this fall! For so much of … Continue reading

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Take Words of Hate Out of Our College Classrooms

The link below shows just how far politics on both sides has invaded what was once considered a sanctuary for learning – our academic institutions of higher learning. At the University of Michigan, a professor made a startling and disturbing … Continue reading

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Prestigious Institutions Can Carry With Them Tremendous Stress For Students

Please be mindful of how important it is to examine what all of your potential colleges offer in terms of support as well as whether the climate of an academic institution fits the particular student’s temperament and ability to handle … Continue reading

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The Common Application Is Not The Only Game In Town

With more and more problems created with the launch this fall of the newest version of the Common Application, there is fortunately another option beyond the individual colleges’ applications (where they still have them.)  The Universal College Application is gaining … Continue reading

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Time For Making The College Decision Will Soon Be Upon Us

There are some very important considerations to be taken into account during this final selection process and many are not academic. Nine Non-academic Things To Look For In A College http://shar.es/FG7ZX

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How Relevant Are Standardized Tests Really?

We can finally see how little correlation there is over the long-term with standardized test scores and ultimate student success. This should boost the confidence of all students who are made to feel that somehow standardized tests define them in … Continue reading

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Kudos To Davidson College!

Davidson College is a fine example of an institution seeking to “make the classic American liberal arts college prosperous and relevant in a time of accelerated expectation and high expense.” Carol Quillen, President of the college, is working hard on … Continue reading

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Prestige Doesn’t Always “Fit”

The article below makes a great case for students not attending the most “prestigious” college on their list. There are so many other important factors to consider. College Admissions: 5 Reasons Not to Attend Your Stretch College http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/26759/

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Common Application’s Leaders Get an Earful!

Finally, the Common Application administration is acknowledging just how misguided this initial launch was without all the moving parts in perfect order. As independent educational consultants we can assist our students in the best possible way, by knowing when to … Continue reading

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Top 12 Strengths & Experiences Colleges Look For In High School Students

Attention High School students and their parents! The latest survey results just released. http://www.iecaonline.com/PDF/IECA_CollegeTop12List.pdf  

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