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At: 5/19/2016 4:01:58 PM
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Navigate College Admissions with Experts Dedicated to You!

College Admissions Advice from Independent Counselors - pay for qualified advice over the phone

You may think that preparing your college application is something that can easily be done yourself, with a little research. A few searches of "Top 10 things considered in a college application" can give you an idea of what Admissions Counselors are looking for in prospective students. However, Google and free seminars are not your best guides to being accepted to your dream school.

Imagine this: If your car's transmission blew, would you ask your neighbor down the street to replace it since he's had his transmission replaced before? Unless your neighbor is an auto mechanic, the answer is probably no. You would go to the experts--those who have replaced a blown transmission on your make and model of car multiple times. Why treat your college application any different?

Experts lead some seminars, but what will you really get out of a one hour session shared with possibly a hundred or more other individuals? You might get a general sense of what and how to prepare, but you won't receive any information on how to prepare your specific application for the colleges you are applying to.

The College Counselor Network ECN does everything your Google searches, free seminars, and recent grad cousin cannot--their specialists can offer expert advice that is a perfect match to your specific situation and your goals for the future. You re

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CCN Admin

At: 5/3/2016 9:57:10 AM
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Polish Your College Application by Getting Advice from Counselors through Phone Calls with College Counselor Network ECN

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Choosing the best school for you can be difficult if you're looking for the exact right fit. Or maybe you've been dreaming of attending a certain college since you were young, and now the time has come. Either way, if you've made the choice and know exactly which college you want to attend, what's next?

Once you've chosen the college, now it's time to apply. Applying for admission to a university can be a complicated and confusing process. Things like resumes, letters of recommendation, and essay answers can be the difference between being accepted or rejected. Not only that, but the process to apply to a university isn't always clear. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're not alone. But there is help available to you!

Luckily, there is a great option for future students who are looking to effectively apply to their college of choice. You can seek college admissions advice from independent counselors through the College Counselor Network ECN form Brainsy. The College Counselor Network ECN (Expert Calling Network) is an exceptional service that connects prospective students with professionals who can help them through the admissions process. These professionals are experts in their field who are looking to help you make the most out of your application process. They can help clear any confusion, answer any questions you may have, and give helpful advice.

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CCN Admin

At: 4/12/2016 11:43:57 AM
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Selecting the Best Independent Counselors for College Admissions Advice: What Are YOU Looking For?

You can pay for college admissions advice from any number of independent counselors who provide their qualified advice over the phone, but the first question you should ask is whether the counselor you are paying is the right person for you. You will not receive the targeted advice you need to make your best decision if your counselor just plugs your GPA and ACT/SAT scores into a formula, or the counselor immediately assumes that you want to attend an Ivy League or some other name brand school. Before you contact and pay for a college admissions counselor, you should understand two preliminary matters, and then you should proceed from those matters to interview and qualify your counselor.

The first preliminary matter is that "we" are not going to college, only "you" are. Many well-meaning parents and family members become overly-involved in the college admission process. This is entirely understandable, given that parents will want to see their children succeed and that they will be paying for the bulk of their children's college experience. Nonetheless, the time that you spend at your college will be your time. You need to understand what you (and not your parents) want from a college in order for your college admissions counselor's advice to have any value.

The second preliminary matter is that there are more than 4,000 two- and four-year colleges in the United States. This further implies that there is some place in that college universe for everyon...more

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Tags: Parents, Family, Admission, Colleges, Ivy League

CCN Admin

At: 4/5/2016 10:41:51 AM
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Advice for Parents - Qualified College Admissions Experts are just a Phone Call Away

Applying to colleges can seem like a daunting task for your high school senior. First there's the overwhelming decision of which colleges and universities to consider. But the difficulty doesn't end when they've decided where to apply. Next comes the high school resume writing, the letters of recommendation, crafting the perfect essay which will set them apart from the masses of other students, and nailing that college interview. Then there is the matter of financing college and seeking financial aid. Admission to the right college will set the stage for your son or daughter for the rest of their professional lives. Luckily, you aren't alone; qualified experts are a phone call away to help you make those important decisions, whenever they arise. 

College Admissions Advice from Independent Counselors—Pay for Qualified Advice Over the Phone

Brainsy's Expert Calling Network includes professionals ranging from award-winning writers to College Board executives. They are experts who have personally conducted student admission interviews for Ivy League schools and authors who have published books on the topic of college admissions. These professionals know what admissions officers are looking for and they know how to give your student every advantage. 

Experts can assist you and your student with:

  • College searches 
  • College tour planning 
  • Applying to college
  • Choosing a college
  • Student athlete advisory services 
  • Scholarships and financial aid 

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CCN Admin

At: 3/25/2016 9:31:51 AM
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College Admissions Advice: How To Win a College Scholarship

The cost of attending college continues to skyrocket, and the number of students graduating with crippling debt has become a national crisis. One of the ways to combat that financial burden is receiving scholarship money to help offset the tuition cost. But how exactly can students win a college scholarship?

Here are a few key points to remember as you begin applying for scholarships to help fund your college education.

  • Be ready to do some work. You can significantly reduce your competition by going after scholarships that require a longer essay or ask you to provide personal and verifiable letters of reference. Those that are a simple form to complete and submit will have the greatest number of applicants, so stand out by being one of fewer students willing to do the work.
  • Read and follow directions. Every scholarship is different and has different rules - some even have a very narrow list of requirements. It would be a shame to be disqualified for a scholarship simply because you failed to follow the instructions. Pay attention to the details and take time to prepare your best work. 
  • Hedge your bets by applying broadly. You have no way to know how many applicants there are competing for a particular scholarship. By applying to several (or many!) different scholarships, you'll stand a better chance of winning some.
  • Don't go it alone. Choose a few people you trust to read your essays and look over your applications. Ask them to give you
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CCN Admin

At: 3/22/2016 4:49:42 PM
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NYTimes: Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

Interesting article published by the NYTimes: Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

They interviewed admissions officers at Allegheny College, Georgia Tech, Kenyon College, M.I.T., Penn State, Vanderbilt, U.C.L.A., U.N.C.-Chapel Hill and the University of Richmond.

Key finding? Every one of them emphasized the importance of their child finding a college that fits, not the other way around...

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CCN Admin

At: 3/15/2016 3:09:28 PM
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Connect Directly with College Counselors through Phone Calls with College Counselor Network ECN

Navigating the perplexity that is college admissions is quite difficult. The decision of which colleges to apply to, plus the morass that is financial aid and available scholarships, is quite daunting. While this is an exciting time, the possibility of making the wrong decisions or missing a vital step in the process creates stress that can be completely overwhelming to students and their families.

Enter Brainsy, and the College Counselor Network ECN. This service provides college-admissions advice from independent counselors--and you pay for qualified advice over the phone!

What are the benefits of using our ECN? We employ experts in all aspects of college admission to help you make those difficult decisions. There are experts on financial aid, scholarships, college tours, making the most of the high school years, improving the health of college students, and even one to help decide which college is the best choice for those that are high school athletes. When using this service, a specific time can be set and the counselor with the most appropriate expertise selected. There are also options for the length of the call. If a lot of help is needed, there is the option of an hour long phone call; if less help is required, there is the option of a 30-minute phone call. The advice is always tailored to the specific situation instead of being broad generalizations that may or may not apply.

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James A. Boyle

At: 12/9/2014 8:20:20 AM
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Four Years to a Degree is Possible, But It Takes a Plan

When The New York Times reported last week that only 19% of public college and university students receive their undergraduate degree within four years, it was not a surprise to me.  The federal government “stat” for time to a degree is actually six years and has been for more than a decade.  This figure is in recognition that most students don’t graduate in four years, a reality for nearly a generation of students.  It is worth noting that private colleges were not included in the Complete College America study, and one of their selling points is personalized attention that leads to a quicker run to graduation.

Some of the reasons for this elongated time to degree are:

  • There is a push for everyone to go to college and some students simply aren’t academically ready, leading them to spend much of their initial class time in remediation, rather than advancing on a path to a degree.
  • There are three ways to pay for college – before, during and after.  Since most families don’t save for college, and worry about debt, they scrape together funds in real-time and find themselves in a financial bind, leading dependent students or young independent adults to drop out in high numbers.
  • Many students choose a college that isn’t right for them.  When they transfer, they lose credits, stretching out their time to a degree.  My own son transferred from one Virginia public university to another, and he had to go in and lobby (with syllabi from classes
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