Julia Surtshin, MS, CEP

Certified Educational Planner / Independent College Counselor / Founder

College Ahead

Formerly at UCLA, I now provide students and families with individualized college search, application, and college affordability services.

Tags: Application guidance, Essay review, Financial Aid advising, College Selection...

Jodi Rosenshein Atkin

Independent College Admissions Counselor

Jodi Rosenshein Atkin, MA, LLC

Individualized, comprehensive college choice services, with an approach that considers each student/family as unique in their goals....

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Dewey Wilmot


Admissions Edge

Admissions Edge has provided professional college admissions counseling services to high school students and their families since 2001.

Tags: College Admissions, College Admissions Counseling, Expert College Admissions...

K. Patricia Aviezer


Inside Track To College, Inc.

President and owner of Inside Track To College, with over 30 years of experience in Academic and College Admissions Advisement

Tags: College, College Adviser, College Planner, College Planning, Scholarships...

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Colby Honored for Commitment to First-Generation Students

First Forward Designation Puts Colby Among National Leaders in First-Generation Efforts Colby College has received a First Forward Designation from the Center for First-generation Student Success for its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Colby is one of just 80 schools nationwide to be included in the organization's inaugural group…

The 'Privilege Bias' And Diversity Challenges In College Admissions

The nationwide college admissions cheating scandal is an ugly example of the privilege bias in higher education. Economic barriers are hard to overcome for diversity students -- but there are changes to the system that can make a difference.

Colorado State recognized for leadership in first-generation student success

Colorado State University has been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the First Forward effort to advance the success of first-generation college students nationwide.


A 2018 survey done by Kaplan Test Prep, the company that helps students prepare for the SAT and other standardized tests, found that only 25% of college admissions officers visit applicants’ social media profiles. This is down from a high of 40% in 2015.

Elizabeth Warren's student debt plan reopens fight on how to deal with the college crisis

Elizabeth Warren's new plan to cancel most student debt and make tuition free at public colleges is reopening a fight about the fairest way to make college more affordable.

Ex-University of Texas tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

The former head coach of the men’s tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin is scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to accepting a bribe to help a wealthy father secure admission fo…

Dream School vs. Best Fit

Somehow this notion of attending your dream school became synonymous with the perfect place to receive a degree. This idea of getting into a college or university of notoriety would, by default, propel students into stardom, ultimate success, or even riches. How utterly absurd.

Johnson & Wales University

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Weber State University

3848 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT 84408

Weber State University (that's Wee-ber) sits on 500 acres nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in beautiful Ogden, Utah. Students will live and learn close to opportunities for ... more>

Sweet Briar College

134 Chapel Road Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, Va., Sweet Briar is a liberal arts and sciences college for women of consequence. Our nationally recognized academic, study-abroad ... more>

Middlesex University London

The Burroughs London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom
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We take our 40,000 students at our campuses in London, Dubai, Malta and Mauritius on journeys that transform their lives. We empower them with the tools, attributes and opportunities they ... more>

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