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MOST RECENT: College Applications: Wrap Them Up!

Posted on 11/30/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Applications: Wrap Them Up!

For most families, college application season is a lot like Christmas shopping; you vow to start early but generally still end in a mad rush to get everything done on time.

To avoid that pitfall, your teen really needs to get serious now, if she hasn't already. Consider that there are only about four weeks left until January 1, the deadline for many applications. The typical teen has a full schedule of school work and activities,…

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Step 3 for Seniors: Organize the Application Process

Posted on 10/09/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 3 for Seniors: Organize the Application Process

Before your teen tackles the first application, get a bird's eye view of the whole process.

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Step 2 for Seniors: Contemplating College Costs

Posted on 10/04/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 2 for Seniors: Contemplating College Costs

Get estimates of what your family will actually pay at each college to make informed choices about…

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Step 1 for Seniors: Compose the College List

Posted on 09/25/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Step 1 for Seniors: Compose the College List

A haphazard approach to college applications can turn a hard process into a hair-pulling one, so…

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College Applications: Why You Need to Start Now

Posted on 09/19/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Applications: Why You Need to Start Now

When seniors try to shortcut the application process, it can end badly.

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