Free College Admissions Guide

College Planning Resources

Knowledge is power when it comes to college admissions.  The more you know about the differences between colleges, the application process, and how colleges make admissions decisions, the better your chances of having a successful college admissions journey.

To help students and parents begin the process, I'd like to invite you to read my free College Planning Guide.

How To Begin Your College Search

College Search Factors To Consider

Which Type of College is Right For You?

What Are Colleges Looking For?

How To Build A Realistic College List

College Visit Tips For Students & Parents

Anatomy of A College Application

Is Early Decision Right For You?

Should You Apply Early Action?

How To Compare College Financial Aid Offers

For Parents: Dealing with College Admissions Stress

For International Students: Five Facts to Know About U.S. University Admissions

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