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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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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 our way of having real conversations about real things going on today, and it’s a great source of free advice. Subscribe to our podcast to stay in the conversation! For today’s #TBT, I thought we’d spend a little time talking about college planning for students with learning differences. While we focus on supporting everyone who makes a college plan, with…
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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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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