The Bottom Line: Why College VALUE and PRICE are suddenly bigger than prestige

January 22, 2016

It’s one of the things that make working in the world of college admissions so interesting; each year is different.  It seems that no two admissions cycles are the same and when we gathered as coaches to reflect on what was unique to this past year, a common thread was woven through each of our […]

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College Parenting

August 27, 2015

The Truth About Helicopter Parenting We’ve all heard the term “helicopter parent” and as college admissions consultants, we are all too familiar with the term and the type. The tell-tale signs start right from our first meeting; parents who won’t let their child get a word in edgewise and who dominate each conversation or workshop […]

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Make your list and check it twice

June 16, 2015

As a college admissions counselor, one of the most exciting points in our process is the meeting with a student when they receive their school list. This meeting is a milestone. It means that this student has completed a series of sessions with us based on a number of assessments aimed at the best college […]

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You’re a Rising Senior… What Happens Now?

April 24, 2015

It’s a busy time in the world of college admissions. It is DECISION TIME for seniors. The acceptance letters are in, financial aid offers on the table, and families are considering all their options. It’s exciting and stressful but ultimately it’s the first step towards a child’s independence. What makes it even more exciting for […]

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Dr. Skarlis on the Investment Show

April 3, 2015

Dr. Dean Skarlis will discuss college financial aid, college admissions, and related topics on Talk 1300 Radio.  Listen online at http://www.talk1300.com/! Dr. Dean Skarlis on the Investment Show with Sandy Family Saturday, April 4 at 9:00AM Talk 1300 Radio hosted by Ken Leonard http://www.talk1300.com

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Choose the Right College – At the Right Price!

March 25, 2015

Join Dean Skarlis, President of the College Advisor of New York, to discuss college admissions and financial strategy. Dr. Skarlis will be sharing his insight on how to find the right fit college, and how not to empty your bank account doing so! Parents of high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend. Tuesday, March […]

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Join Dr. Dean Skarlis on Finding the Right College at the Right Price

March 24, 2015

Dr. Dean Skarlis of The College Advisor of New York will outline the steps you need to find a best fit college. Some of the topics he will cover are: the top five factors colleges look for in applicants; the financial aid process and strategies to reduce college costs; rankings/schmankings: understanding why “fit” is critical;  […]

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College Fair season is upon us. Here’s how to make the most of it!

March 20, 2015

As college admissions coaches, we are frequently asked by the parents and students we work with whether or not they should take the time to attend their high school’s college fair. For those new to this process, a college fair is an event where multiple (usually between 50 and 100) colleges and universities come to […]

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“Planning For Prosperity” Radio Show with Mike Brown

February 19, 2015

Listen to Dr. Dean Skarlis and Mike Brown of Madison Wealth Managers on the “Planning For Prosperity” radio show on February 22, 2015. They will be communicating the latest trends in college admissions and financial aid. They will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages college applicants face as they seek out the “right fit” school. […]

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Financing college: What you don’t know can hurt you

February 10, 2015

We see it on the faces of almost every single parent who walks through our door. It’s the look of disbelief at what just ONE year of their child’s college education will cost, much less all four. The sticker price is staggering, ranging from $90,000 to $250,000, depending on the school and a variety of […]

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