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Welcome, friends! 

And now for something completely different...

The time has come in our household -- our son is going off to college next year. We've been preparing for this event for about two years. Really! Maybe it seems excessive to you, but here in the Northeast, the college search is practically an Olympic sport.

We're still waiting for final word on which college he'll go to, but in the meantime, I've written an article about the college search. It's titled The College Search: Ten Tips from the Trenches. You'll find it on my website through that link.

I was asked to share my thoughts by a facebook page that I've been following for a few years, Road2College. If you're in the thick of the college search, you might want to "like" and follow that page. They share really helpful articles about searching for, getting admitted to, and paying for college.

Admittedly, if I had more than one child, I might not have gone so overboard with this task. But these days, when high school counselors are suggesting that you apply to six or ten colleges, it's not the simple task it used to be. Didn't we use to just say, "I think I'll go here" and then go there?!? Maybe not, but that's how I remember it.

I hope you find my tips helpful, and especially that they save you from wasting time or following dead ends. You never know when you might come across that one bit of information that brings it all together for you.

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