Tips for students in the process of applying to college
May 2011

This time of year tests the patience of both parents and high school students as both refrain with all-too familiar questions that plague the class of ‘15. ”What... More

Ways to afford your child's college education
November 2008

Parents of juniors and seniors in high school complain about how complicated the college admissions process has become. They recall applying to one or two... More

Students shouldn't limit choices of college
March 2008

Come the spring, many high school juniors will begin to rev up their college search. Some are new to the process; others, old hands who have been prodded and... More

Hurry up, take a year off
August 2007

It has long been a tradition for European students to take a year off after graduating from high school. Increasingly, the wander, or gap, year has been gaining... More

In Applying, Check Your Attitude
June 2007

This was a most difficult year for students applying to colleges. The largest population of young people since the 1960s is coming to age. This generation has been... More

20 colleges are too many to apply to
February 2007

The expenses involved in applying to colleges have accelerated along with tuition costs. Sending out college applications costs between $25 and $75 apiece, a rate that... More

Mom has the ball, son scores
November 2006

A uniformed doorman guided me through the canopied entrance of a Manhattan apartment building at 92nd Street and Park Avenue. The lobby exuded the luxury and good... More

Parents, polish the passion
June 2006

One morning last April, the same time of year high school seniors were heading back from colleges, a segment about the increasing number of outstanding students that had... More

College essay: Honesty best policy
May 2006

The thought of writing a personal statement of 250 to 500 words as part of a college application process sends chills down many students' spines. They shudder at the... More

Most colleges provide disability services
September 2005

Rich Lavoie, a well-known educator, author, and advocate for children with learning disabilities contributed the lead article in the August 2005 edition of LD OnLine.... More

Less-expensive colleges can be rewarding
August 2004

The thought of attending a community colleges can be given short shrift by those parents who threaten their children with ending up there if they do not keep their... More

Scouting your future
May 2004

The cost of a college education has skyrocketed over the past several decades, and anxious families want to get the most out of their investment in their children's... More

A guide to the guides
January 2003

Every fall, eager students head off for the college experience. Some graduates are eagerly awaiting freedom from parental constraints and a four-year long party full of... More