Dual Enrollment or AP?

It’s that time of year. It’s that time to consider which classes to take junior or senior year. There’s a lot to consider. You may have heard about dual enrollment courses and AP courses. Students often are looking for options that can help with their college...

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When a Kid Torpedoes the College Application

        Some kids torpedo their own college applications. Why? They may not feel ready for college, on a conscious or subconscious level. Or they might not want to attend the school their parents want them to. I don’t see much that’s been written...

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What Makes Private College Admissions Counselors Different

Much is written about the burdens of high school counselors and the advantages private counselors have. School counselors have large caseloads. And they deal with social and emotional issues as well as scheduling tasks.  Although some schools have counselors dedicated...

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Starting a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit to Look Good for College

What is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit? Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code allows for the tax deductibility of donations to registered organizations. These organizations themselves do not pay income tax, and some states exempt them from sales and property taxes....

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Application Avoidance

Application avoidance is something I run into constantly. Don't get me wrong. I have some students who are proactive about working with me. When I was a teacher, we called them students who advocate for themselves. They request video conference meetings. They write...

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The Lure of Merit Aid

Note: It's the busy season at Curtis Hier & Associates, as it is at every college consultant agency. It's college application season!  So blog posts will be sparse for a few months. Our followers can stay connected with us on social media. Education author Jeff...

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