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In 1995, I was a graduate student in English, writing a thesis about Henry V. I was also completely enamored of the…

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School is back in session! And there are some localities in the U.S. where students are learning from home still. Some students…

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UPDATE 9/8/2020: As predicted, the new Marist Mindset List is a forward thinking snapshot of "how" the Class of 2024 thinks, not…

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My teenage son finally looked at his sophomore year schedule the other day. Finally. And he discovered that he had 10th Grade…

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While these have been unprecedented times, the NCAA is working to get back to not only some semblance of normalcy, but to…

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It's back to school time! And most of America is starting to settle into the groove of remote or virtual education, Some…

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Virtual College Tours: The Future of Campus Visits With Campus 360
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https://www.facebook.com/SmartCollegeVisit/videos/606596533388984 Did your summer college visit plans get a little sidelined? Not a lot of visit travel going on in quarantine? The…

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4Aug
In Defense of the Mediocre High School Schedule
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After a nearly two decade college admissions stint, I took a step away from the full-time rat race last year. I wanted…

31Jul
College Move-In Fall 2020: The COVID-19 Edition CampusChat Live
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It's time to head to college, students. It's college move-in time! Yes, there's still a pandemic on, but your colleges and universities…

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College and COVID-19: Four Reasons Students Should Play By the Rules
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If your college has created a plan to have in-person or on-campus instruction or even, gasp, life, and you're able to return…

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22Jul
Considering Online High School: 8 Questions to Ask
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A month or so ago many of us were still dreaming of August Back to School shopping. I love images of kids…

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6Jul
No, Universities Aren’t Going to Cut Tuition for Online Classes
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Find your tape. You're going to need that $100. As a parent of a college student, I'm very much attuned to the…

2Jul
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There's a lot of scary information being thrown around regarding colleges reopening this fall. And a lot of students and parents want…

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Class of 2021 College Admissions: What Colleges Want You to Know
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It's your turn, seniors. The country has focused a lot of attention on the class of 2020 in the last six months.…

29Jun
Is That Honor Society Legitimate?
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It's officially summer! School is out for real (not just for COVID-19)! And now that your student has officially moved up in…

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25Jun
Sending Your Freshman to College During Coronavirus: One Professor’s Opinion
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Mask up, Dad. Parents, sending your freshman to college during a pandemic probably wasn't on your to-do list this year. As colleges…

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23Jun
COVID-19: 5 Things That Will Be Different on Campus This Year
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The elbow bump. It's a thing! As freshmen and upperclassmen start thinking (dreaming?) about heading to college this fall. They're going to…

test optional
19Jun
What ‘Test Optional’ Really Means: CampusChat Live with Lauren Gaggioli
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https://www.facebook.com/SmartCollegeVisit/videos/281087213094535/ "To test... or NOT to test?" is actually the question on a lot of juniors and seniors' minds right now! What…

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18Jun
Online High School: When ‘Logging In’ Is a Better Fit Than ‘Going To’
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Do you have a kid who thrived with online learning during the big COVID closure? Is the idea of going "back" to…

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17Jun
Empty Nest During A Pandemic: Facing Your Fear and Grief in 2020
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If you're a parent facing an "empty nest" this fall -- your child or children are heading off to college or even…

11Jun
COVID College Search: Tours, Student Panels, and Fairs In Your PJs
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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, rising high school seniors would likely be spending some time during the summer and fall visiting prospective colleges,…

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