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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
Want to Lodge a College Complaint? Here’s Who to Call on Campus
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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…

class of 2021
1Jul
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…

While college during coronavirus
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…

different on campus covid
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…

online-high-school
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…

empty nest during a pandemic
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,…

student gets covid-19 on campus
10Jun
Who Is Liable If Your Student Gets COVID-19 on Campus?
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Fall 2020 plans are barreling ahead. Students are packing up their computers, XL twin sheets, and... masks. And everyone is asking "but…

9Jun
COVID-19 and Colleges: FAQs
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Finally, colleges and universities have started sharing their plans for fall 2020. SCV is distilling some of the basic strategies into an…

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