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MOST RECENT: Dealing With Rejection: React, Then Regroup

Posted on 04/08/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Dealing With Rejection: React, Then Regroup

This past week marked the end of a long road for high school seniors and their parents - the release of the final batch of college admission decisions. Some fortunate families received the good news that their son had been accepted to his dream school, but others learned that their daughter had been rejected by her first choice college – and possibly by her second and third as well. 

If this happened to your child,…

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Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

Posted on 01/16/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

High expectations are generally good, but beware these potential pitfalls.

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College Essay: Parent Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 10/16/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Essay: Parent Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to the essay, how much parental help is too much?

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Step 3 for Seniors: Organize the Application Process

Posted on 10/16/2017, 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 10/16/2017, 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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