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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19
Apr 2, 2020 3:29 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,056

(written by Lori McCormick)

Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and... More
Accepted or Rejected Let's All Be Supportive During Decision Month
Mar 4, 2020 8:41 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,323

Written by John Raftrey

This post is for both students and parents.

For the student:

This is going to be a tough month.
Almost every senior will get a... More
National Decision Day
Mar 1, 2020 8:07 am
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications.... More
National Decision Day
Mar 1, 2020 8:07 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,465


(Written by Lori McCormick)

March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications.... More
Finding Your Calling
Feb 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,437


(Written by Lori McCormick)

My father passed away a few months ago. Sitting in the funeral home’s office waiting to meet our Funeral Director, Erin Arteaga,... More
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