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Colleges rightfully assume that you’ve likely made other plans if you don’t communicate with them to let them know you’re still eager to attend.

If your student was accepted to more than one of his or her reach or target schools and is having a tough time deciding, count yourselves among the lucky ones. Now is the time to revisit colleges to determine which school represents the best fit.

Robert Franek of Princeton Review offers suggestions April 8 in Charlotte on how to reduce the stress of applying to colleges.

It’s a rite of spring – the spring break campus visit pilgrimage. If you are finding yourself in the throes of scheduling college visits, count yourself among the many doing the same thing.

The SAT is gearing up for a major overhaul, but why?

College Board, creator of the SAT, rocked the world of college admissions with last week’s announcement of major changes in store for the 2016 SAT.

Attending your local college fair is a great way for students and parents to dip their toes into the waters of college exploration. It’s crazy loud, crazy crowded and a little intimidating, but it often yields great results.

Common wisdom dictates that when you are approaching a big project, the best way to deal with it is to break it down into smaller bite-size pieces. When tackling the campus visit component of the college admissions process, I advise families to “start local.”

Last week, I wrote about going beyond the “usual suspects” when crafting your college list. It is a good concept in theory but many parents and students are stumped as to how to do it.

Sometimes it’s the mom or dad, but more commonly it’s the student who is unfamiliar with the college landscape, who at first blush is challenged to look beyond the “usual suspects.”

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Lee Bierer
Lee Bierer is an independent college adviser based in Charlotte.