Do you ever feel that you are out there alone trying to stay on top of current issues in college counseling? Does the sheer volume of material overwhelm you? Do you wish you could speak with other counselors and experts to share ideas or have your questions answered?

College Counselors Network brings together professionals and industry experts to discuss the challenging issues facing all of us. Themes include: "Book of the Month," "Current Issue," "College of the Month," and "Best Practices." Participants phone a bridge-line, joining distinguished guest speakers and other college counselors in an interactive 60 minute teleconferencing forum.


"Elite Institutions and the New Early Admissions Game"

Tuesday, October 21
Guest speaker: Charles Deacon
Dean of Admissions
Conference time: 9:30 PM EDT/6:30 PM PDT

Join Georgetown's Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon, as he discusses what makes Georgetown one of the nation's most selective universities, the University's unique "Early-Action" program, and the growing controversy surrounding "Elite Institutions and the New Early Admissions Game."
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"Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College that is Best for You"

Tuesday, October 28
Guest speaker: Jay Mathews
Washington Post Education
Reporter & Author
Conference time: 9:30 PM EST/6:30 PM PST

Few journalists have contributed more to the world of college counseling than Jay Mathews. From his weekly Washington Post column "Class Struggle," to his numerous articles and features in such national publications as Newsweek and Atlantic Monthly, to his well researched book Harvard Schmarvard, Mr. Mathews has become a distinctive voice in college admissions.

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"The national spotlight shines brightly on this elite institution, drawing dynamic students and athletes from around the world."
-- Ed Fiske, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2004

"There may be a better book on college admissions than Mathews', but I don't know what it is."
-- Robert J. Samuelson, Newsweek


Harvard Admissions' Bill Fitzsimmons reveals the truth about "Getting Into the Ivy League"

Best Practices:
Newsweek Editor David Kaplan chats about his publication's Special Issue: "How to Get Into College"

Favorite author Loren Pope discusses his acclaimed book "Colleges That Change Lives"

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