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A Parent's Guide to Their Child's Future

Get the inside scoop on all things college with Paige – Mom and College Planning Expert.

“As both a college planning professional and a mom of a high schooler who is just about to take the plunge into the collegiate pool, I love and can appreciate the personalized approach we take with each client. We don’t believe in a perfect school solution. It’s not that there’s a “perfect” school out there for your child, but instead we like to find a perfect fit in a great program for each teen. The right fit starts the student off on the right foot, and I love helping families and teens find that fit.”

-Paige Chapman-Layland

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I may have mentioned it once, or a thousand times, that I am the parent of an incredible fencer. Unlike her equally talented but less driven sibling, my girl has never been satisfied with less than. Despite a number of hurdles, she’s working harder than ever to bounce back from 6+ months of mono as she prepares for this year’s summer nationals (July 3-12th) in Philadelphia. I never imagined I’d be a sports mom. We were dabblers in this household, as ready to try ice skating as we were to try theatre or tennis or robotics. When my older kid…
I may have mentioned it once, or a thousand times, that I am the parent of an incredible fencer. Unlike her equally talented but less driven sibling, my girl has never been satisfied with less than. Despite a number of…
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Months ago when it was still dreary, and we weren’t quite done with snow, we were excited to launch our FAQ Fridays series. That’s right, each week we pose a reader’s question to one of esteemed team members. The results…
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If your current weather makes a mockery of this statement (pouring, pouring rain as I type this), I want to tell you–it’s summertime and we’re ready for it! Here at IN College Planning, we’re crazy-busy with Common App Essay camps,…
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As we wrap up NCAA May, I’d like to share this excellent HuffPost article with you: 11 student-athletes on what they learned while playing in college. While competition at the college level may offer more (or, in some cases, a…
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Movies about athletic recruitment tend to follow a trope…boy runs the length of the field to score the winning touchdown–gets recruited to play in college. Girl slides into home in the 9th inning–gets recruited to play in college. While this…
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Last week, I mentioned that when we discuss student-athlete recruitment, we usually mean recruitment within the NCAA. It should be noted that there are other divisions which sanction intercollegiate athletics as well. These include the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics…
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Now that the D1 dead period is scheduled to conclude on June 1st, potential student-athletes everywhere wonder… what’s next? If you think you might want to play in college, let’s talk! IN College Planning works with student-athletes each year as…
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It should be no surprise that we’ll spend the month of May (and actually, most of June) celebrating the incredible Class of ‘21. While we adore each class of teens, this C’21 group has my heart. They have worked SO…
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When I started at IN College Planning 3 years ago, I was slow to jump on the ‘career development first’ bandwagon. I couldn’t believe that any kid was capable of making a decision about his or her future–it all seemed…
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