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Providing Educational Opportunities for All Students

Preparing high school students for college readiness can be a challenge. A student might meet high school graduation requirements, but might be missing coursework for college admission eligibility. And what if a student needs additional resources to remediate coursework? Or get access to Advanced Placement courses?  As a counselor, being aware of key resources for Read More

How to help your students research colleges

Deciding to attend college is one of the biggest decisions one will make in one’s lifetime. Some may wish to obtain certifications in other fields as a career path versus attending junior college, four-year colleges or universities, but the final decision will affect one’s life forever. Hence, it is a decision that is not to Read More

Exploring college living options with your students

How to select campus housing may come up in one of your discussions with your students.  It would seem that there are only two choices of where to live during college life, and the final decision should be an easy one, right? Actually, there are several things to consider you’re your students are making this Read More

College Expectations vs. Reality

As many of your students head off to college next year, they will have a number of preconceived notions about what they will see when they arrive on campus. College Options wrote a nice post about Expectation vs. Reality. Roommates Expectation Many students go into college either assuming that they will be best friends with Read More

Have any students moving out-of-state for college?

If yes, here are some tips that can help them make a smooth transition. Every state has different rules and regulations, so it is important to investigate the specific rules for residency regarding driver’s license, car tags and voters’ registration. Many students can still claim their parents’ residence as their own while in school so Read More

Why attend College in a small town?

Parents and students make lists of colleges they are considering, and then, based on various factors, they start crossing colleges off their list.   Too big, too small. Too close, too far.  Too cold, too warm.  Too expensive.  However, one factor that parents and students need to think of a bit more carefully before crossing a Read More

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