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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All colleges are not created equal. Why “fit” is more important than ever

January 30, 2015

Our goal for every family with whom we work is to help them find colleges that are a great fit socially, academically and financially. While many think they understand the concept of social fit, they may not, so I thought I would take a few minutes to define it in more depth for you. There […]

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Why coaches aren’t found on just the athletic field anymore

January 14, 2015

It’s a common question that we are all asked probably at least once per day; “What do you do for a living?” And my answer: “I’m a college admissions coach,” often prompts another question right on its heels . . .”What is that?” I answer to two titles: college admissions “coach” or “counselor.” Either way, […]

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Don’t Miss Dr. Dean Skarlis Speak on College Planning

January 6, 2015

The Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) of ENY is hosting an evening with Dr. Dean Skarlis, of The College Advisor of New York, in which he will provide his insights on the college selection process. The event is open to all SFSP members and their clients and is a great opportunity for Chapter Members to […]

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Deferred? You’re in good company. Here’s what to do next.

January 1, 2015

The first thing my high school senior does every day when she gets home from school is run to the mailbox. Why? Because it’s admissions season, and for those students who applied Early Action or Early Decision, it’s time to expect envelopes in the mail. We’ve all heard the rumors; “fat” envelopes are the good […]

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Write on and on . . . Why the written word is back in style.

October 28, 2014

As a college senior, my oldest daughter recently interviewed for a position with a well known financial investment firm. The job will entail analyzing financial data for their real estate investment sector.  After spending an entire day in Dallas and completing a series of interviews, she was told that in addition to her transcripts, resume […]

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The cost of college and the importance of fit

October 8, 2014

FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE AT THE RIGHT PRICE For Parents of High School Sophomores and Juniors Shenendahowa High School West, Room 47 on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 pm 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 […]

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