GOOD GUIDANCE

Current Trends and College Success Strategies

Today many colleges until recently required strong credentials for admission, now appear to be accepting only students who possess outstanding qualities. Students who might have been admitted a year earlier, now are being offered a spot on a waiting list–or worse. So, while elders tell stories of getting into these colleges with average credentials, current Read the full article…



Is Your Transcript Ready?

Applying for college admissions and scholarships requires that transcripts be sent to evaluate the academic achievement of student applicants. Student grades are issued typically in the form of grade reports. Students and families may cumulatively save these reports but rarely do they see a full transcript. Recently, I reviewed clients’ transcripts and found errors that Read the full article…


Where Has the Financial Aid Gone?

When my son and his peers graduated recently after 4 years of college, they faced student loan debt that averaged $30,000 nationally. By contrast, when I graduated from college three decades earlier, my student loans totaled less than $3,000. This begged the question: Where Has the Financial Aid Gone? My accompanying article entitled, “Financial Aid Trends During Read the full article…


Charting Your Path to College Graduation

I support our nation’s focus on students graduating on-time from college and being prepared for a world that is changing quickly. With college students, I like to create a plan to guide them in earning their college degree by their expected graduation date. These plans show them how to finish on-time while incorporating the requirements and credits Read the full article…