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Big Picture

The College Faculty Crisis
New York Times - Apr 13, 2014
Are College Degrees Inherited?
The Atlantic - Apr 11, 2014
Is College Really Harder to Get Into Than It Used To Be?
The Atlantic - Apr 4, 2014
The Myth of Working Your Way Through College
The Atlantic  - Apr 1, 2014
Our Crazy College Crossroads
New York Times - Apr 1, 2014
The gender factor in college admissions: Do men or women have an edge?
Washington Post - Mar 26, 2014
April madness: The problem with American college admissions
Washington Post  - Mar 21, 2014
Special Series - Paying for College
NPR.org  - Mar 17, 2014
“Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material”
Slate Magazine - Mar 19, 2014
How Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Keeping You in the Dark
The College Solution Blog - Mar 15, 2014
How much does SAT affect college admissions?
MSNBC - Mar 9, 2014
Students attending their dream colleges at historic low
CBS News MarketWatch  - Mar 11, 2014

HS Counselor Week in the News

College Admissions: Top 10 College Admissions Websites
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Apr 22, 2013
HS CounselorWeek: A FREE subscription that's worth its weight in gold
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jun 15, 2012
College Admissions: Top 10 College Admissions Websites
GoLocalProv  - Apr 16, 2012
The 50 Best Blogs About Secondary Education
Best Colleges Online  - Oct 25, 2011
-- #13 High School Counselor Week...

Columns and Blogs

College Admissions Strategies
With Lee Bierer
Wait-listed for college? Here are 10 things you need to do
Charlotte Observer - Apr 14, 2014

Counselors' Corner
With Patrick O’Connor Ph.D
HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Apr 17, 2014
Making the Right Decision About Decision Day More

The College Solution Blog
With Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Different Scholarship Results for National Merit Finalists
The College Solution Blog - Apr 16, 2014
When admission reps don’t know what they are talking about
The College Solution Blog  - May 20, 2013
College Search Game Plan.com
With Todd Weaver

The 10 Commandments of the College Decision Making Process/a>
CollegeSearchGamePlan.com  - Apr 10, 2014
The Concord Review
With Will Fitzhugh

STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
The Concord Review Blog Blog  - Mar 24, 2014

Parents

Saying goodbye to my child, the youngster
Washington Post - Aug 19, 2013
Some Advice For Parents Of New College Students
Forbes - Aug 20, 2013
Parents get competitive on college
Boston Globe - Apr 12, 2013
Top ten admissions tips for parents
College Admissions Examiner - Jul 17, 2012

College Freshman

Colleges differ on best way of roommate selection
USA Today  - Aug 29, 2012
In roommate selection, the old way still works
Boston Globe  - Aug 28, 2012
Must-buys for college
Boston.com  - Aug 14, 2012
5 College Packing Considerations for Students and Parents
US News - Jul 31, 2012
7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College
New York Times - The Choice Jun 21, 2012
College Uncensored: Honest Answers To Your Biggest Questions From Real College Students
Huffington Post - Unigo Jun 25, 2012
The Drawbacks To Picking Your Own College Roomie
NPR.org  - Aug 31, 2011
"Mom, I Want to Come Home!"
Huffington Post - Aug 25, 2011
How Can Students Avoid Losing Their College Admission Offers?
Unigo Expert Network - Aug 31, 2011
College101: Seize the opportunity to try new things
Washington Post  - Aug 12, 2011
How to avoid the 'Freshman 15'
Boston Globe  - Aug 16, 2011
Facebook changing roommate selection process for freshmen
Boston Globe  - Aug 16, 2011
A Pre-College Summer To-Do List
New York Times - The Choice  - Jun 27, 2011
The Surprising Task of Getting Your Child Ready for College
Huffington Post  - Jun 23, 2011
Now That You’ve Gotten In
New York Times - The Choice  - Jun 23, 2011
College Costs You're Not Considering, But Really Should Be
Huffington Post  - Jun 28, 2011

Parents

‘The Blessing of a B Minus’: Secrets to raising resilient teens
NBC Today Show  - Jun 17, 2011
What to Do if Your Kid Says No to College
FOXBusiness - Jun 21, 2011
You're not the one off to college, parents
Charlotte Observer - Jun 21, 2011
Where Professors Send Their Children to College
CBS News MoneyWatch  - Feb 15, 2011
How anxious parents affect colleges, students' experience
USA Today  - Jun 3, 2010
Making It Work When College Grads Move Back Home
New York Times  - May 27, 2010
Want your kids to go to college?
DC College Admissions Examiner  - May 28, 2010
Jay Mathews: In college admission process, tough choices
Washington Post  - May 27, 2010
How safe are college campuses?
Washington Post  - May 4, 2010
16 Months and Counting: A Daughter Begins to Slip Away
New York Times  - May 3, 2010
Making College Applications a Full-Time Job
New York Times Magazine - Apr 30, 2010
Should Your Kids Pay for College Themselves?
U.S. News & World Report  - Dec 15, 2009
Parents, Read This if Your Child Is Applying to College
U.S. News & World Report  - Dec 9, 2009
Meeting college admissions deadlines: what's a parent's role?
College Admissions Examiner  - Oct 26, 2009
During college search, go easy on the frenzy
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Oct 20, 2009
Tips for Parents: The Dos and Don'ts of the college admission process
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  - Oct 20, 2009
The Stress, the Tears, the Moods: 11th Grade, Through a Parent’s Eyes
NY Times - The Choice  - Oct 6, 2009
How can parents help?
Agoura Hills Acorn  - Sep 10, 2009
Facing the college-bound void
Kansas City Star  - Sep 16, 2009
Parents should discuss college costs with teens
Akron Beacon Journal  - Sep 13, 2009
The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown#1: The College Counselor Appointment
Huffington Post  - Sep 14, 2009
College survival for parents
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Sep 8, 2009 <
Parents' equity in home may cut college aid for kids
Chicago Daily Herald  - Sep 3, 2009

Deciding 2011

Make the Final College Choice Yourself
US News & World Report  - Apr 25, 2011
How Do I Choose From My Backup Colleges?
US News & World Report - Apr 13, 2011
Part 1: Answers to Readers’ Decision-Time Questions
New York Times - The Choice  - Apr 8, 2011
Part 2
Part 3

College decision time for students as bad as the waiting
Northwest Herald  - Apr 10, 2011
Universities step up pitches to admitted students as acceptance date nears
Los Angeles Times  - Apr 12, 2011
College admission decisions are out; stressful time for teens weighing offers
Associated Press  - Apr 5, 2011 ..
College Admissions: 4 Things to Do Before Saying “Yes”
GoLocalProv  - Mar 28, 2011
Decisions, Decisions...How To Weigh College Offers
Education Week  - Mar 28, 2011
Accepted, Rejected, Wait-Listed — Now What?
Forbes  - Mar 27, 2011
Your Envelope: Fat or Thin?
New York Times - The Choice  - Mar 30, 2011

Letters of Recommendation

Countdown to college: Getting the best recommendations
Sacramento Bee  - Nov 29, 2010
Note to Applicants: Admissions Officers Do Read What Your Teachers Say
New York Times - The Choice  - Oct 8, 2010
Does Anyone Read College Rec Letters?
The AtlanticWire (blog)  - Oct 8, 2010

Rankings

Are College Rankers Becoming Too Powerful?
US News & World Report  - Mar 28, 2011 ....
America's Most Expensive Colleges
Forbes  - Oct 4, 2010
College Rankings - My Pet Peeve
CollegeSolutionBlog  - Sep 14, 2010
World's Best Universities
U.S. News & World Report  - Sep 20, 2010
Decoding and using college ranking lists
MSNBC  - Sep 13, 2010
Which College Rankings Set Should You Use?
Huffington Post (blog)  - Sep 13, 2010
The NEWSWEEK College Rankings
Newsweek  - Sep 13, 2010
Best College Rankings: No. 50 – 100
College Solution Blog  - Aug 29, 2010

Inside the Admission Office

Secrets of the College Application Process
The Danville Express  - Nov 15, 2010
The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Applicants Always Make
Forbes  - Nov 12, 2010 ...
Admissions officers look for coherence (and proper grammar)
Washington Post  - Nov 4, 2010
When Listing Extracurricular Activities, No Need to Fill All Blanks
New York Times - The Choice  - Nov 4, 2010 ..
How Admissions Directors at Penn and Michigan Think About Test Scores
New York Times - The Choice  - Sep 29, 2010
You’ve Got Mail - Inside a top college's admissions room.
New York Magazine  - Mar 29, 2010
More College Admissions Secrets
The Daily Beast  - Mar 14, 2010
How Admissions Officers Pick Students
NPR  - Mar 12, 2010

Student Loans

College Loans 101: New Rules for Borrowers
SmartMoney - Sep 5, 2010
7 strategies to avoid the college debt trap
Washington Post  - Sep 5, 2010
How to get a college loan
Bankrate.com  - Jun 12, 2010
Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt
New York Times - May 28, 2010
‘Eerie Echo’ of Mortgage Crisis in Student Loan Debt
New York Times - The Choice - May 31, 2010
Answers About Student Loans: Part 1
New York Times (blog)  - May 1, 2010
Big Changes Coming to Student Loans
U.S. News & World Report  - Mar 24, 2010
About that government takeover of the student loan business…
The Christian Science Monitor  - Mar 24, 2010

Counselors in the News

High school educators get hands-on training with trade apprenticeship programs
Oregon Live - Oct 12, 2010 . ...
Hanging Up the Rainbow Flag
NextStepU - Dec 12, 2004
Mid-Del Technology Center Boot Camp gives counselors hands-on experience
NewsOK  - Jun 10, 2010
Some good news for college counselors, courtesy of The Princeton Review
USA Today (blog)  - Mar 24, 2010
10 Things College-Prep Advisors Won't Tell You
SmartMoney  - Mar 12, 2010
Don't write off school counselors
North Jersey  - Mar 15, 2010
A Veteran High School Counselor Responds to a Report Critical of the Profession
New York Times (blog)  - Mar 5, 2010
High School Counselors: The Weakest Link
CBS MoneyWatch.com  - Mar 3, 2010
The link between counselors and kids going to college
Washington Post (blog)  - Mar 6, 2010
High school guidance counselors get 'poor' score
USA Today  - Mar 3, 2010
Bad Advice, No Advice
Inside Higher Ed  - Mar 3, 2010

Tips & Techniques

10 ways to connect with a college you can't visit
DC College Admissions Examiner  - Sep 28, 2010
College Admissions Secret Strategy
The Daily Beast  - Sep 26, 2010
How to earn grades colleges will notice
DC College Admissions Examiner  - Sep 7, 2010
Top 4 Tips for Making Your College Application List
U.S. News & World Report (blog)  - Jun 9, 2010
The Importance of Staying On Schedule When Preparing For College
Auburn Journal  - May 14, 2010
Getting started on 2010-11 college applications
Washington Post  - May 18, 2010
Top 10 College Application Mistakes
My Suncoast  - May 16, 2010
Are Pricey Dorms 10 Times Better?
U.S. News & World Report  - Dec 8, 2009

Websites

The 10 Best College Websites
U.S. News & World Report  - Jun 15, 2010
Are video games the answer to college counseling shortage?
eSchool News  - May 16, 2010
School counselors help with issues beyond academics
eSchool News  - May 16, 2010
Navigating college websites
Seattle College Bound Examiner  - Nov 12, 2009
Pros reveal six favorite college search websites
DC College Admissions Examiner  - Nov 14, 2009

College Savings Ideas

Do Early Decision Students Get More Financial Aid?
SmartMoney  - Nov 10 , 2009

FinAid

10 Tips for Getting Financial Aid for College
US News & World Report - Nov 10, 2010
Should You Apply for Financial Aid?
TheCollegeSolutionBlog  - Nov 8, 2010
Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid
The Associated Press  - Aug 30, 2010
Hoping to portray themselves as more affordable and all-around better neighbors, private colleges from Appalachia to Boston are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards. ...
Get the Most College Financial Aid
ABC News  - Sep 2, 2010
Financial aid means any kind of help paying your college bills. The three major types of aid are grants and scholarships, loans and work-study ...
A Student's First College Assignment: Grasping Financial Aid
Chronicle of Higher Ed  - May 9, 2010
Savvy tactics can score more financial aid for college
Chicago Tribune -  - Mar 7, 2010
Do Early Decision Students Get More Financial Aid?
SmartMoney  - Nov 10 , 2009
Who Really Gets the Most College Financial Aid?
U.S. News & World Report  - Oct 19, 2009

Interview

One last checklist before the interview
Charlotte Observer  - Dec 6, 2010
Preparation is nine-tenths of the law on admissions interviews
Charlotte Observer - Nov 30, 2010
Don't be afraid to take risks during college interviews
Washington Post - Jun 24, 2010
The point of the interview is to show that you are a good person and that you are polite and interesting and have a sense of humor about yourself and the unnerving admissions process...
4 tips for nailing the college interview from a Yale alumnus
AnnArbor.com  - Feb 8, 2010
College interview advice from an admissions director
Bucks County Courier Times  - Dec 3, 2009

Essays

Honest, funny essays impress admissions
Charlotte Observer.com - Oct 5, 2010
‘Some of the More Mundane Moments in Life Make Great Essays’
New York Times - The Choice  - Oct 12, 2010
Your Comments on Admissions Essays ..

College admission essays do require know-how
Ventura County Star - Oct 12, 2010
Write and Edit Your College Essays
SayCampusLife.com - Oct 12, 2010
The College Essay as an Early Memoir
New York Times - The Choice  - Sep 5, 2010
6 College Essay Tips from a Top Pro
CBS MoneyWatch.com  - Jun 16, 2010
The Ethics of Editing Student Essays
About.com  - Nov 20, 2009
Essay test
Boston Globe - Nov 29, 2009
The College Insider: Admissions Freakout Countdown #5: The Application Essay
Huffington Post (blog)  - Nov 9, 2009
Treating a College Admissions Essay Like a First Date
New York Times - The Choice  - Oct 21, 2009
Essays play a crucial role in college admission process
Brownsville Herald  - Oct 20, 2009
Writing your college application essay: 5 simple tips
Seattle College Bound Examiner  - Oct 9, 2009
Admission Essays That Will Result In Rejection From Colleges
Auburn Journal  - Oct 13, 2009
Good students, bad essays
Thousand Oaks Acorn  - Oct 8, 2009
Effective Essay Writing
Newsday  - Oct 9, 2009
College essays: My triumph over adversity
Boston Globe  - Oct 13, 2009
Essay fright? Skip clichéd topics, be creative
Lee Bierer - Oct 6, 2009

Visiting and College Fairs

Make a Good Impression at College Fairs
Morton Grove Patch  - Feb 15, 2011
Questions to Ask on College Campus Tours
U.S. News & World Report  - Apr 2, 2010
College visits : 31 questions you need to ask
College Solution Blog  - Mar 30, 2010 .
Advice From Mother and Daughter on Visiting Colleges
New York Times - The Choice  - Apr 6, 2010
It's college fair time...and that means you too, sophomores and freshmen
Montgomery County College Prep Examiner  - Apr 4, 2010
Joining the Crowd at a College Fair
New York Times - The Choice  - Nov 17, 2009
Countdown to college: Warm up to idea of visiting potential colleges early on
Merced Sun-Star  - Oct 5, 2009
The College Visit: 'Where Do You Fit in?'
ABC2 News  - Oct 2, 2009
Get the most out of a college fair
Newsday  - Oct 7, 2009
Get the most out of a college fair
DC College Prep Examiner  - Oct 4, 2009

Facebook & MySpace

A Crazy Facebook Trend: Teens Friending Admission Officers
CBS MoneyWatch.com  - Sep 21, 2009
What every Facebook user should know about recruiters
OhMyGov!  - Jun 16, 2009

Vocational Training

Is Job Training Zero Sum Game?
Inside Higer Ed  - Sep 11, 2009
Miss. gov: Students should know about skill trades
OSU - The Lantern  - Sep 18, 2009
Should you really go to college: Vocational school a viable option
OSU - The Lantern  - Sep 19, 2009

Cheating & Bullying

Survey: Cheating, lying widespread among high school students
USA Today  - Feb 14, 2011 ...
Coming Out in Middle School
NY Times Magazine  - Sep 24, 2009
School bullying laws give scant protection
Associated Press  - Sep 14, 2009
Making nice girls out of mean ones
USA Today  - Sep 22, 2009
Officials hope anonymous online reports will reduce bullying
The Tampa Tribune  - Jun 10, 2009

High-Tech Cheating On The Rise At Schools
CBS News  - Jun 18, 2009

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