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How to choose the right high school

How to choose the right high school

Are you already thinking about high school for your college-bound middle-schooler? Especially if your teen's middle school ends at 8th grade, it's important to start thinking about high school options at least 1-2 years ahead. But, what if you don't have 1-2 years to...

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How to have a Stress-free Campus Visit

How to have a Stress-free Campus Visit

Many families who take their teen on campus visits, usually visit several colleges at once to make the most of their time away. While it may save time to do these marathon visits, seeing several colleges in a 3-5 day time span can be draining. (Been there, done that!)...

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When is the AP Exam necessary?

When is the AP Exam necessary?

Parents often ask me about the importance of taking Advanced Placement courses and the end-of-course AP exams. My best answer is that "it depends" . . .  How many Advanced Placement courses? When parents ask me about how many advanced placement courses their teen...

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How to avoid overpaying for college

How to avoid overpaying for college

If you are the parent of a college-bound teen and your family is likely to not qualify for financial aid, then there are three lessons from this most recent admissions cycle that you must know. Applying these lessons while your teen is in high school can help you...

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