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Tagged With: colleges

On the road again

College hunting season has begun. I spent two days plotting our strategy for visiting 8 colleges in 4 days in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. Yesterday morning we left Bethesda, drove north, dropped Clare off at Sarah Lawrence (where she gave Andrew a mini tour of the campus), then drove to Rocky Hill, Connecticut … Continue reading »

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College Correspondence

So you know Clare’s getting ready to go to college — right? I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. Well, back in her Sophomore year, when she took the PSAT, she gave the colleges permission to send her emails and snail mail. They took her up on that. She’s basically had to change email addresses because … Continue reading »

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Road Trip — Day 4 — A LOT of driving

Clare had two schools on her list in Indiana, on the way to Iowa, and we visited both of them today, but didn’t stop. Neither were a school she felt she’d be comfortable it. I guess that’s what this trip is all about — finding places she wants to live for 4 years. If the … Continue reading »

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Road Trip, Day 3 — Rejection, Fear and Love

Today we left the hotel a little earlier than yesterday and headed out to visit the first college of the day — Denison. When we left the hotel, I got into the right turn lane, then remembered we should get gas in town because we only had 1/4 of a tank and there was a … Continue reading »

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Road Trip!! Days 1 & 2 (recovered post)

I just deleted a long post I wrote last night detailing our adventures so far and talking about our upcoming ones, but accidentally deleted it when I was approving a comment. I guess I shouldn’t blog while in strange hotel rooms before my first cup of coffee. But, because I am a little geeky I … Continue reading »

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What if I choose the wrong one?

We visited St. Mary’s College in southern Maryland yesterday with my high school junior. She liked it. We liked it. She’s got a chance of being accepted there. At the end of the week we’ll visit two more colleges – one in New Jersey and one of three in Pennsylvania. Clare needs to choose which … Continue reading »

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