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About Jeannie Borin

Jeannie stems from New York City and is a Juilliard School of Music alumnus. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at UCLA in psychology, education and counseling and founded College Connections, LLC in 2003. Jeannie has been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal and LA Magazine and on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC and CBS News. Jeannie writes regularly for numerous publications and CBS Money Watch named her the number one college advisor to follow on Twitter. She is a professional member of several prestigious educational organizations. Jeannie is recognized by media, clientele and colleagues globally as a leader in college admissions consulting and new media. She is happily married with two grown sons and lives in Los Angeles.
How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

After completing college visits, researching online, submitting applications, essays, supplementary materials, gathering recommendations and participating in interviews, you will soon be making your final college decision. Since students have several weeks to notify colleges of their decision, it may be wise to visit again as an accepted student. In contrast to visiting on an earlier college tour, your questions as an accepted student may become more detail oriented. It is best to visit when colleges are in session. So, plan your trip accordingly. Continue reading

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What Future College Students Should Know About The Current College Admission Environment

What Future College Students Should Know About The Current College Admission Environment

The current college admissions environment points to several important factors that future college students should know. As future college students prepare for the current college admission environment, it is vital to stay informed on recent admission trends Continue reading

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20 Things For Your College Visit Checklist

20 Things For Your College Visit Checklist

After submitting your college applications, essays, and gathering recommendations, you will soon be making your final college decision! With several weeks to notify colleges of your decision, it may be wise to visit the colleges you are considering as an accepted student. … Continue reading

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The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The Common Application released its essay prompts for 2017-2018. There are now seven essay prompts and the “Topic Of Your Choice” prompt has returned. Listed below, you can see which are new, revised or those that are unchanged. Students need to choose one and write an essay of up to 650 words. Any rising seniors who want to get a head start on their college essay are set to go! Continue reading

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A Deferral Is Not A Denial: Next Steps

A Deferral Is Not A Denial: Next Steps

We know that application numbers this season are way up. It’s quite possible that you are a qualified student who has been deferred from your first choice college. Know that a deferral is not a denial and there are next steps you can do. Continue reading

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Early Admission Results: What To Do Next

Early Admission Results: What To Do Next

It’s a big week for those of you who have applied Early Decision (ED), Restrictive Early Action (REA) or Early Action (EA). No doubt, apprehension & excitement are looming as you look online or in mailboxes for admission decisions.
Regardless of your Early Admission Results, here’s what to do next… Continue reading

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5 Reasons Test Prep is Important in the College Admissions Process

5 Reasons Test Prep is Important in the College Admissions Process

by: David Recine You have your eye on your dream schools. You’ve been watching your GPA like a hawk, taking extracurriculars, lining up reference letters, and practicing your admissions essays. Good for you! But wait… could you be forgetting something? … Continue reading

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College Access For All?

College Access For All?

Is there college access for all? Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to roughly 200 parents and students in three packed sessions at the Princeton Review Program at South Torrance High School. http://shs-torrance-ca.schoolloop.com/ Many public school systems have ratios … Continue reading

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Should I Apply To College Early?

Should I Apply To College Early?

With the November 1st, Early Decision and Early Action Application deadline fast approaching, the following questions and pros and cons should help in making the decision on how to best apply to college. Should you apply to college Early Decision or Early Action? First, know the admission policies of the colleges where you are applying. Some colleges do not offer early plans but may have other admission policies that may be beneficial. Continue reading

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SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

Gaining knowledge about the financial aid process could potentially save you money.   Here are six No-No’s that could impact Financial Aid negatively:  Wait too long to plan for college through Financial Planning, saving, and knowing where funds will come … Continue reading

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