Applying To College And Picking The Right One

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Thursday, September 1

School just started but high school juniors and seniors are already preparing for their next step: college. Deciding on a school and beginning the application process can be daunting for students and parents. College visits, test scores, essays are all part of the process and each is important in its own way. How about some advice on what to do and how to do it? We get that advice from three experts.

Guests

Lee Bierer - Independent College Counselor and President of College Admissions Strategies. She’s also a nationally syndicated columnist, she writes the weekly Countdown to College Column for Tribune News Service (On Twitter: @LeeBierer)

Andrew Belasco - CEO and Co-Founder of College Transitions. He is also the co-author of The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process

Michael Trivette - Co-Founder of College Transitions, an independent college admissions consulting company (On Twitter: @edutransitions)

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