$10,000 Nordstrom Ten4U Scholarship Lands In Our Home!

With as much humility as possible, please allow me to share this news with you, my readers. My daughter, Bianca Valle, is the lucky recipient of the Nordstrom’s Ten4U $10,000 college scholarship! The road to this momentous day began in February of 2012, when she applied for this scholarship after was making lists of scholarships to […]

College Admissions: The Other March Madness

  PRINCETON REVIEW’S 2012 “COLLEGE HOPES & WORRIES SURVEY” REPORTS ON 10,650 STUDENTS’ & PARENTS’ TOP 10 “DREAM COLLEGES” AND APPLICATION PERSPECTIVES · 71% Report High Stress Levels · 86% Say Financial Aid “Very Necessary” · 75% Say Economy Affecting Their College Choices · #1 “Dream College” Among Students: Harvard · #1 “Dream College” Among […]

Kids and College: 5 Signs You Should Talk To Your Kids about College

Thank you Carol Montrose of www.BestColleges.org, for this great guest post! Read on so we can discuss Carol's suggestions below. These are some very helpful tips just in time for back-to-school. Your kids are probably relying on you to keep track of relevant information pertaining to their upcoming college career.  This means you need to be […]

My latest article at Coronado Patch: Packing a Child Off to College

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College Admissions – The Process for Parents

Our college-bound journey has been cleared for takeoff.  I am not going anywhere, though I wish this trip really included travel to a far, exotic place. Alas, this voyage is one we’ve been planning for a while and includes more emotional baggage than I care to pack so soon. We started working on this itinerary […]