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College Counseling Blog

List of 2 news stories.

  • College Stress and Communication

    Written by Dave Mabe, director of college counseling

    I’m a junior varsity dad. My sons are three and one, so my wife, Molly, and I spend our parenting energy on relatively straightforward tasks like potty training and preventing asphyxiation. These things are important — critical, even, for a housebroken life — but they’re not nearly as complex as helping someone through high school while they juggle the college application process.
    That is varsity parenting.
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  • What Does Best Mean? Understanding College Rankings


    Every year around this time, publications — some of them more cottage industries than magazines — compile and release "best of" college rankings. You may have seen Washington Monthly's 2020 College Guide is just out, and USNews will publish its blockbuster rankings in mid-September.
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