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Pre-test a college’s vibe at the local college fair

October 1, 2013 | Posted in: High School

First impressions count – a concept that has been particularly relevant as we’ve worked our way around the Northeast looking at colleges with our high school senior. Creating a list of college possibilities started with a visit to, where my daughter whittled down options based on her interests, grades and test scores (SAT, ACT), […]

The search for a college: Where to begin and what to expect from a summer campus visit

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: High School

\During a busy school year, the college application process can fall to the bottom of the priority list. Keeping up good grades, participating in sports and clubs, working, volunteering and doing all the other things that make a good college applicant can also make it hard for students to squeeze in college visits. Every recent […]

Fairs can provide some direction in college search

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: High School

We’ve started talking more seriously about colleges now that our oldest child is a high school junior. She’s got lots of questions, as do we, as she starts to navigate the thicket of post-high school choices. According to, she has 3,996 college options. To be honest, looking at that number makes the whole process […]

Finding a college that fits

September 3, 2012 | Posted in: High School

Choosing a college is a big decision. This is the third contribution by Capital Region BOCES Communications summer intern Ean Dunn, who shares insights on the college selection process. A big part of high school is making the decision to go on to college or enter the work force. As I told you in a […]