Will my daughter incur so much debt that she will end up living at home again?

This is the fourth in a series about “Face Down Your Top Four College Fears and Help Your Student Succeed!! The short answer to the headline is, “Maybe.” According to student loan expert Mark Kantrowitz, the average 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student debt. Meanwhile, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), estimates the […]

Can I afford to send him to the school of his dreams?

It’s critical to have an open discussion with your student about the family financial picture that includes a clear explanation of what you are willing and able to pay toward his education. Often, our kids seem to believe in the proverbial money tree in the backyard. As adults, we know this is an unrealistic view. […]

Will my daughter find a job in her field after graduation?

Note: This is the second in a 4-Part Series about “Face Down Your Top Four College Fears & Help Your Student Succeed!” This question requires a bit of a crystal ball and depends on a number of factors. A primary factor is how diligently did your student look for a job both while in college […]

Face Down Your Top Four College Fears And Help Your Student Succeed!

You want your student to get into a good college, have a fantastic college experience and find a rewarding career – all on an affordable budget! But where do you start sorting through the overwhelming steps of the college preparation and application process? After all, with 3,500 colleges nationwide, and tuition costs alone ranging from […]

Why Study Abroad?

By Gail Grand, The College Advisor, Inc. Imagine hopping on the Paris Metro for the first time, after purchasing your ticket with Euros, and zooming off to discover the latest Picasso exhibition at the Louvre; or wandering the ancient streets of Rome, and ordering a gelato from a real gelateria in Italian. Do these adventures […]

Charlotte Klaar, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award from the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Charlotte Klaar, a Certified Educational Planner with more than 20 years of experience, is being honored with the Steven R. Antonoff Award for Professional Achievement at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Spring Conference in Boston, MA on Friday, May 6, 2016. The award was created to recognize an IECA professional who has distinguished him […]

Admissions Officers May Check You Out Online

What do college admissions officers look for when scanning the Facebook profiles of applicants? According to a recent article by David Cohen in Social Times, Kaplan Test Prep surveyed nearly 400 admissions officers from across the U.S. to find out. Admission Officers Facebook. Here’s what Kaplan discovered: 40 percent of admissions officers said they visit […]

Baffled by the ‘New” PSAT/NMSQ Scores? Read on!

Here are some valuable insights on interpreting the ‘New” PSAT/NMSQ scores by Nancy Griesner at the Examiner.com. Students lucky enough to navigate the College Board website and successfully retrieve PSAT/NMSQ test scores from October are probably wondering what to make of the dizzying number of scores. As part of the redesign and repackaging of SAT-related […]

SAT Redesign Offers Opportunities & Challenges

There has been a lot of news about the new SAT, but what will the redesign mean for students in 2016? Nothing! It is the class of 2017 who will be affected by the changes and who should take note of them. There are no simple answers. The new SAT test is designed to create […]

Valuable Insights on College Entrance Exams

Standardized entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT play a major role in the college admission process. The SAT is administered by the College Board and measures skill or natural intelligence. The American College Testing Program (ACT) is administered by ACT Inc. and measures achievement in the core curriculum areas. It is based on […]