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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier

(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 25, 2014
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joan M., on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm | 10 comments | 2391 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps

Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by This Column Fuels Parent's Fears, on Aug 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 1701 Views

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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech

(written by John Raftrey) The first in a series. I survived 5 nights sleeping in an LMU dorm room on disposable paper sheets, eating fancy dorm food and enduring...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by MIT Grad, on Aug 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 3603 Views

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When to start thinking about college when you aren’t thinking about college

(Written by Lori McCormick) In my two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of preparing for college when students are in their last two years...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Leigh Metzler, on Aug 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3001 Views

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Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College

(This blog post was written by our good friend Shelley Willig, an independent college counselor in Palo Alto) If it's the right school, why am I miserable? I...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by keith, on Jul 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 2149 Views

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Community Service Helps You, Too

(Written by John Raftrey) There are many altruistic, ethical and religious reasons to help your fellow man. This blog post is based entirely on a student's enlightened...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jul 23, 2014 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1554 Views

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When to start thinking about college - Rising Juniors

(Written by Lori McCormick) In my previous post, I focused on the point at which rising seniors should start thinking about college. If you did not get a chance...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by Joe Antebi, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:56 am | 6 comments | 3518 Views

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When to start thinking about college – Rising Seniors

(Written by Lori McCormick) Since this blog is titled, "Thinking About College," I figured it would be the perfect platform for addressing WHEN to start thinking...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:26 am | 5 comments | 4291 Views

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Road Trip to Oregon Colleges

(Written by John Raftrey) A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Dean, on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 3120 Views

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Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by pfed, on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 4880 Views

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Choosing a Major - avoid the “shoulda, woulda, coulda”

This blog entry was written by Lori and is her first post! I recently reconnected with a former student who graduated from a UC this year. A few short months...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 7 comments | 3091 Views

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Congratulations To Grads (Parents, Please Step To The Back)

This blog was written by John and is his first blog post! It's that time of year again when Palo Alto parents of high school graduates congratulate each other...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Vini, on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:31 am | 7 comments | 5553 Views
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Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,734 views

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,701 views

See Me. Hear Me. Don’t Fix Me.
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,483 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 5 comments | 742 views

Anglo Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 175 views