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MOST RECENT: College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

Posted on 07/22/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

In my line of work, spring and fall are the busy seasons; I’m working with juniors to finalize their list of colleges in the spring and then helping them polish their applications and essays in the fall of their senior year.

In the best of circumstances, I’ve been advising these same students on course selections, extracurricular and service activities, standardized testing, and the college search process since 8th or 9th…

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College Shopping: Price Check Please

Posted on 05/17/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Shopping: Price Check Please

Want an estimate of what your family would actually pay at any college?

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The College Search Part 2: Dig Deeper and Take Stock

Posted on 05/17/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

The College Search Part 2: Dig Deeper and Take Stock

How do you generate a thoughtful list of reach, likely, & safety schools?

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The College Search: Time to Get Serious

Posted on 04/24/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

The College Search: Time to Get Serious

How do you and your teen assemble a thoughtful list of colleges?

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Three Sure Ways to Ruin a Campus Visit

Posted on 03/30/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Three Sure Ways to Ruin a Campus Visit

For a great campus tour, avoid these parenting pitfalls.

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