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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

Questions for Paige

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A college counselor explains test-optional, test-blind and test-flexible policies and why you might have fewer reasons to stress as you prepare for college. The college admissions experience involves different levels of stress. In my years as a higher education professional, I’ve observed that preparing for and taking the SAT or ACT is one of the biggest stressors for my students. This isn’t surprising; even if it’s never actually been said, students often think the SAT or ACT will determine how successful they will be in life. When discussing a testing plan with clients each year, one of my first priorities…
A college counselor explains test-optional, test-blind and test-flexible policies and why you might have fewer reasons to stress as you prepare for college. The college admissions experience involves different levels of stress. In my years as a higher education professional,…
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Seniors across the country have been working so hard this fall, making the best out of new adaptations to their extracurriculars, and especially on college applications. As your senior wraps up their application work, there is another phase of college…
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And just like that, November 1st arrives. Accustomed to a September that feels 8 weeks long, the next thing you know, it’s winter break! Seriously, today is the looming deadline for a lot of our seniors. While some IN clients…
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Your Questions Answered – How Do We Get More Money For College?Affording College with Aaron Greene We’ve received a lot of questions this summer and into the fall. But one of the questions that we’ve seen most often is from…
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Many families are shocked by a college’s sticker price. While the price of tuition can be overwhelming, college financial aid can make higher education affordable. In fact, income and savings represent only a few of the resources families use to…
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When I applied to college a millennium ago, it was impressive that I had 3 schools on my list the summer before senior year, and that I managed a last-minute college tour at William & Mary. I got some advice…
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Did you know that IN College Planning has produced its own podcast? With all the news and opinions circulating we’d like to introduce you to “Affording College,” our podcast devoted to college news, numbers, facts, and opinions. “Affording College” is…
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One of the things we hear most often, whether we’re giving a talk at a high school, or meeting people during coffee and conversation at our Bexley office is, or even, mid-dental visit is, “Man, I wish this was available…
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It’s September, and I’m feeling like a blogger again. I imagine it might have a good bit to do with the back-to-school nature of things. New notebooks and pencils: checkNew kicks and (another) black hoodie: checkNew topics to discuss on…
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