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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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It’s the most important essay of your high schooler’s life–the college essay… and it can make or break your teen’s college applications. No pressure or anything. Right? That’s what we thought. This time is really stressful for your teen. They’re working so hard on their GPA…and they’re putting together an excellent list of activities and experiences. In previous years, the essay was just one small part of the larger college application. But now? It remains uncertain whether or not schools will remain test-optional for the Class of ‘22. If current trends prevail, the college essay will continue to be a…
It’s October of your child’s senior year. And you haven’t been on a college visit…really explored your child’s potential majors…and have no idea where your child should apply. Are you too late? The answer is no…not yet. There’s still time!…
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If you’re the parent of a high school senior, you (and your student) might be beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the college terminology and deadlines floating around. Should you apply early action or early decision? Or neither? Peers are…
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We find confidence comes with camaraderie–and that includes the Common App! It’s almost August 1st…which means The Common App will be open! It’s College Application Season, baby! But…should your teen log on and start applying August 1st? Our answer: NO.…
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Don’t get stuck with writer’s block! Join one of our college essay writing workshops and write your best essay in just a week. It’s the most important essay of your high schooler’s life–the college essay. And it can make or…
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Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 will have their student loans forgiven–but is that all good news? It’s an amazing headline making it’s way around the internet, and for good reason! Billionaire Robert Smith, commencement speaker at Morehouse College’s graduation this…
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Career development is the most important factor in finding the right college for students with learning differences. If you’re reading this, then chances are you have a child or teen with a learning difference or Autism Spectrum Disorder. And chances…
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World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd Today is World Autism Awareness Day. To help raise awareness, we will be releasing a podcast all about heading of to college with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special considerations later this month.…
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Last year’s prom dress? You’re not going to take it to college (really, you won’t). So why not donate your dress and accessories to someone who’ll love them? Your daughter’s fashion is on fleek–after all, she takes after her mom,…
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Nearly a week after the news first broke, the country is still fixated on the college admissions scandal. And rightfully so–this isn’t something that should fall by the wayside, with business proceeding as usual. We suspect this scandal is far…
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