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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Primer for Anxious Parents and the College Bound STARTING EARLY Every year, throughout America, a new crop of college-bound high school seniors begins the final and sometimes traumatic lap that will, for most, end with graduation and … Continue reading

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Juniors: Organize Your Testing!

College bounds students need to set their admission testing schedules. Continue reading

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RoomSync App Makes Finding A College Roommate Easy

When dinosaurs roamed the earth, colleges would mail pre-freshmen detailed questionnaires about their personal living habits:  Do you smoke?  Study late?  Are you sloppy? Obsessively neat? Do you like loud, blaring music? Do you like the window open? This system was … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … Continue reading

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Looking to Streamline and Organize the College Application Process? – Basic overview of the IESolutions Student Portal

Education is an investment of time and resources.  The options in education are extensive and there are pros and cons to each option.  Once a family decides what they want and need as far as education, there is the hurdle … Continue reading

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College is an Investment: Match School and Student Personality Types and College Affordability to Find the “Best Fit” School

Find your Best Fit College or University with our unique personality type and affordability match process. Personality Survey: Find My Spark Survey (FMS) Every student and every college has a unique personality. When the two are in sync, the college … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … Continue reading

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