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Welcome to the GreatSchools community! Tell us about yourself to start building your profile.

I like to consider myself the "Ann Landers of college search and selection. I write a weekly column at campuscompare.com on the college search, selection, and admissions process. I love to hear questions and concerns from parents with kids applying to college, so send them my way and I promise to give a detailed, authoritative, and prompt response!

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  • Post in: College in 3 years instead of 4  April 7, 2009

    Although I understand the appeal of a 3 year program to both parents and students, I don't think it is always a good idea. College is time for serious... More »

  • Started conversation: Cross Country College Search  February 23, 2009

    Dear Babs, My son is a junior in High School and is starting his college search. We plan on visiting schools this Spring...

  • Post in: Early Action, Early Decision, and Regrets  February 13, 2009

    I completely agree. I didn't mean to imply that kids should hire private counselors, but rather that this is almost commonplace. College admissions... More »

  • Post in: Early Action, Early Decision, and Regrets  February 13, 2009

    It is a whole new world out there, huh? I think it's partly fueled by the increasing competitiveness of college, I know excellent students with... More »

  • Post in: Early Action, Early Decision, and Regrets  February 12, 2009

    It is a tricky subject, as EA does make it hard for schools to count spots. I suppose my issue with ED is that many schools (not all of them) are... More »

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