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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … 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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Paying for College

On May 7, 2013 Carter P. Reese, Executive Director, Informed Educational Solutions featured in the segment:  Paying for College on WBEZ radio. For more of Informed Educational Solutions in the news, see our Press Page Related articles Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher … 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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Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher Education

  The increasing usage of part-time instructors to replace full time professors, larger class sizes, and continuing increases in college fees raise a number of questions to parents of prospective students.  One-third of all colleges and universities currently present significantly … Continue reading

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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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The Value of attending a Liberal Arts and Personal “Best-Fit” School – Bucknell University

I am one of the extremely fortunate people who can say with 100% confidence that I attended my “best-fit” school.  I knew from the moment I stepped on the Bucknell campus Freshman year, that this was the place for me.  I … 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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Creating College Lists and Navigating Admission Decisions

IESolutions counsels all of our clients to take a thoughtful, data based, yet creative approach to identifying their college prospects.  We start with a thorough self-assessment so that students understand that the goal is to fit college choices to their … Continue reading

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