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Finding a Campus That Fits Your Walking Style

By Lucia Tyler, PhD
Certified Educational Planner

Would you like to be able to walk from your college campus to a neighborhood where you could buy a piece of pizza, order a latte, or pick up a quart of milk? Would you prefer a college that has running trails and large sports fields or a school situated in an urban environment?

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Pros and Cons of College Open House Visits

By Lucia Tyler Ph.D.
Certified Educational Planner

Hooray!  You just got accepted to Harvard and they have invited you to an  accepted students day open house.  Uh-oh---that is a day that you promised to work at your restaurant job and nobody else is available. Should you visit on another day?  Absolutely.  What are the Pros and Cons of going during an Open House.

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The Top 6 Reasons for College Transfer

Lucia Tyler Ph.D.
Certified Educational Planner

Over one third of college students are transferring each year.
 Clearly, community college students must transfer to get a bachelor's degree but many students are moving from one four year college to another.  Why is that?

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Choosing Between the SAT and the ACT

By Lucia Tyler Ph.D., Certified Educational Planner---Tyler Admissions Consulting

Standardized test scores are a key part of the college application process. But how should students decide whether to take the SAT or the ACT?

To help choose between these two tests, students should become familiar with the differences between them. They should also take some practice SAT and ACT tests to see whether they score better on one or the other. 

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Early Decison--Is it Right For Your Child?

Janet Rosier posted on www.unigo.com

“I know I want to apply early, I just don’t know where.” Independent Admissions Consultants hate to hear those words. A rush to apply early means that the student understands there is an advantage to applying Early Decision, but may not understand the broader picture.

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Learning Disabilities - The Transition from High School to College

Lucia Tyler, Ph.D

The transition from high school to college can be quite tricky for students with learning differences.  For many students in this category, mom has been the personal assistant, advocate, and coach over many years.  Sometimes, students don’t even realize and appreciate all that mom is doing for them.  In addition, public school systems are required to provide meaningful assistance, through the teaching and administrative staff to these students, through IEP and 504 plans. All of this support goes away in college and is replaced by a system where the student must know their own needs and then advocate for them with staff and faculty.

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Affordable College Choices

Lucia Tyler Ph.D.

The word affordable means something different to each family so I like to talk about actions families can take to make college more affordable. Parents and students need to commit time, energy, and travel money in order to end up with affordable college options at the end of the process.

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Are You an Anxious Mom?

You are not alone! Most moms and dads who have been paying attention to the news are anxious about college admissions and the cost of college. Story after story, in the New York Times, talks about student disappointment upon being denied admission. In addition, the cost of a college education has been rising faster than the cost of health care over the last few decades.

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Why Hire a College Coach?

Stephanie Dhue, CNBC Producer


As the kids head back to school, the stress of the college application process isn’t far behind. The costs and complexities of college today have some parents turning to educational consultants for help.

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