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Archive for May, 2013

USC Steals Top Researchers from UCLA
May 18th, 2013,0,725550.story

Wow. UCLA may have beaten USC in football, but this is a big “steal” for the Trojans. UC President assured the UC Regents “that the system as a whole isn’t suffering from a brain drain.” Kiplinger rates public universities: 2010 the University of Washington (10) was rated above all UC’s. 2013 UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine were above Univ of Washington (17)…perhaps there is nothing to worry about.

Start Applications One Year Before Due
May 18th, 2013

I was happy to see that the”expert” confirmed the extended timeline I use with my clients through middle school and high school giving the students time to reflect and focus their time in secondary school experience ultimately identifying colleges based on that personal reflection, online research and no less than 14 official visits. Make sure to give your college bound student the time to reflect and consider options…bad college options in the spring of senior come from rushed decisions and last-minute applications.

“A Roadmap for Transforming the College-to-Career Experience.”
May 15th, 2013

As your students compare colleges it is easy to overlook a careful review of the career center as that seems such a distant part of their college experience. Not true. Given the sluggish economy, college students need an energized, focused career center that has a plan to engage all students, not just those few who walk in the door senior year.

Perhaps most important for the entire family, the Head Start College program paces students to complete their applications by Thanksgiving.


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