Crossroads College and Career Counseling

We exist for the sole purpose of providing knowledgeable and cost saving coaching to our clients who are preparing themselves to make significant college and/or career decisions that will lead to success and satisfaction.

Informative, personalized and caring service to our clients at a reasonable cost is what separates us from others. At Crossroads, we are committed to helping everyone with college and career choices regardless of what type of schools or careers you are considering. We create unique value in that we have expertise in all aspects of college admissions and career stages therefore enabling us to establish the critical link between the two.

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid — ProPublica

Another unethical college scam by wealthy families. American Greed at its finest: First, parents turn over guardianship of their teenagers to a friend or relative. Then the student declares financial independence to qualify for tuition aid and scholarships.

Are Colleges Really Need-Blind? - Your College Advisors

Colleges that claim they do not consider at all a family's ability to pay when making admission decisions are most often not being totally transparent on their process. Need-blind colleges don’t consider an applicant’s ability to pay when making admissions decisions. Unfortunately, a college can claim to be need-blind without fully following through on this policy.

The Truth About Scholarships

Good article on the reality of private scholarships. As my clients have learned, the substantial amounts of merit money to be gained are rather from colleges (if they offer merit $) to entice enrollment. Private scholarships will come no where close to paying for college for the vast majority of people, It's simply a matter of numbers. #CollegeAdmissions

Last minute tips to make the most of your summer - College Admissions Strategies

Some very good ideas here for high school students. Photo by Travis Long for The News & Observer Perhaps you’re not one of those super-organized, type-A people who firmed up their summer plans last January. And right about now, you’re finding yourself with more than a little free time this summer. Don’t worry. You’re...

Out-of-state students with lower test scores and GPAs likely to get admitted to UMass Amherst - The Boston Globe

Although MA resident tax dollars support UMass Amherst, the university is enrolling an increasing number of lower credentialed out of state students to generate more revenue. MA Legislators may have to intervene to limit the practice as has been done in other states. If you want to increase your chances of getting into the University of Massachusetts Amherst, you might want to consider moving to a different state.

College Admissions Is About to Get Way Less Stressful

Interesting look into the future as the number of college bound students becomes smaller. In the coming decade, many campuses will be desperate for students.

Perspective | 11 misconceptions about paying for college

Very straight forward, concise explanation of the truths of financial aid. It's financial aid time. Here's what you need to know.

Attleboro-area students part of growing ranks looking at colleges outside US

Although not considered by many students, out of country colleges can be a unique and cost effective option. It’s that time of year again: College application season. With the deadline for early action and early decision applications having blown by on Nov. 1, many students have already sent

How Expected Family Contribution for College is Calculated

Although a complicated subject, this article gives a fairly effective overview of how colleges determine "need based" financial aid. Some schools factor in the value of a family home when deciding on need-based aid.

Tax Cut Bill Proposes Big Cuts in Student Aid | Cappex

Good summary on how proposed tax bill will impact financial aid and loan interest... College debt is challenging enough but taking away the ability to deduct tuition and loan interest will make it even tougher. The Republican-controlled Congress introduced tax-cut legislation that proposes big cuts in tax benefits for college students, among other changes.

Tell Colleges You Love Them

Fairly brief but very effective article about demonstrating interest (and even showing a little love) to colleges to gain an admissions advantage. It's not enough to like a college because it's a college. You need to know why it fits you and what it has to offer that no other school can. When they ask why you want to attend, be sure you have a very clear answer.

Approach College As Work, Not Play

Good article with an effective reminder of what should be the primary focus while attending college. College is work, not play. But it's good work if you throw yourself into it knowing you'll be challenged and often frustrated. No good learning comes easily, and you remember longest what you fought to know most ferociously.

Even with all he has achieved to this point, there's an even brighter future ahead for Mansfield HS graduate and Crossroad's student Stephen Zenack. Accepting a great scholarship offer, Stephen has enrolled in RPI's highly regarded computer science program. His parents, Lisa and Scott, couldn't be prouder. Thanks for choosing Crossroads to guide Stephen on his college search journey!

Best College Visit Tip - Enjoy The Journey

Good article about attempting to take some of the stress out of college visits. Between my two sons, I have visited 41 colleges in 11 states. And when you count multiple visits for interviews and second looks, the total number of

Big congrats to Mansfield HS graduate and Crossroads student Jamie Friedman! With a generous scholarship offer, Jamie will take her talents and career interests to Lesley University in Cambridge. It was such a pleasure to work with this wonderful young lady!

Congrats to this beaming Mansfield HS graduate Olivia Courtney who we thoroughly enjoyed having in our program at Crossroads! Olivia will continue to pursue her goals, including competitive diving, at Ithaca College in New York. Congrats to proud parents Gene and Marietta as well!

Big congrats to Haley Walsh on her graduation from Norton HS! Haley will be taking her many talents, especially her amazing artistic abilities, to Johnson & Wales Univ. Her parents, Kevin and Stacey, couldn't be prouder.

It was all smiles for Crossroads student Jake Pariseau as he graduates from Attleboro HS. He's also thrilled that he is heading to beautiful Florida Southern Univ. with a tremendous scholarship! Congrats to Jake and his parents Tim and Geri!! Thanks for teaming up with Crossroads on this highly successful journey!

A huge congrats to Crossroads student Amanda Flicop (and parents Sharon and Mark) on her graduation from Norton HS last night! Just loved working with you on your college search and wish you the very best at Clark University!

Tips For The College Bound (and their parents)

Some good points in this article for high school juniors/ sophomores and their parents 1. Five top tips for college bound students - Seek out colleges that are the "best" fit for the student, rather than what is "best" for Forbes, U.S.

The college search process can be challenging on many fronts but we're thrilled when it all comes together perfectly in the end. Congrats to our student Julianna on her decision to attend Hamilton College in NY!

New York is the first state to make 4-year college tuition free for middle-class students

It will be interesting to see if any other states do anything similar. Most have trended toward cutting or leveling funding to their public universities. The plan is expected to cost the state $163 million.

Getting Into College: There Is A College For You

Interesting college admissions statistics in this Forbes article: It is not impossible to get into college; there are only a few very highly competitive colleges which accept few of their applicants. More than 45% of the four-year colleges in the U.S. accept 75% or more of the students who apply. There are many colleges for you or your student.

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New SAT Inflated Scores Leads to Increased Confusion | Crossroads College & Career Counseling

Recent Crossroads' blog post regarding the newly revised SAT: With College Board’s statement that they needed 9 weeks to release scores from the first “new” SAT exam given in March, everyone was hopeful for concise scores that could be easily understood by students, parents and colleges. College Board’s reputation had been tarnished a few years ago by a disast...

Stunned at College Rejections | The College Solution

Good article that clearly articulates the competitiveness of elite colleges and the often flawed admission strategies of their applicants. Parents and teenagers are embittered by rejections to Ivy League and other elite colleges. They don't understand these schools are deluged with applications.

How parents ruin the college application process - The Boston Globe

Article that tries to bring some sanity to the college process for some parents who are a bit overbearing. Admissions officers say they don’t want candidates who’ve been pushed to build perfect resumes. Why don’t we believe them?

Chicago Tribune

Interesting article.....

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.

Colleges That Are Getting A Lot Harder to Get Into

For MA colleges, not surprising to see Northeastern and WPI making the list but wasn't expecting to see Gordon College with 3rd biggest decease in the country The past decade has seen college admissions become more competitive across the board. StartClass found the schools that have had the biggest decrease in acceptance rates.

Got Schooled

Passing on the blog post of Sharon Credit Union's COO Bill Beitler who captured some of the key points from my College Admissions Seminar held at their corporate office. I attended the Sharon Credit Union College Counseling Seminar last night, and even though I’ve been through the college rodeo with my oldest daughter already, I definitely learned a thing or two. ...

Student Debt Hits Parents and Kids with One-Two Punch

Some long term implications of college loan debt: Student debt is crushing both parents and children at the same time.

These Colleges Have Had the Most Sexual Assaults in the Past Decade

Surprising to see the colleges that made this list. Lots of Ivies and several New England schools. StartClass looked at data provided by the U.S. Department of Education and found which colleges had the most reported on-campus sexual assaults per capita from 2003 to 2013.

Colleges with the Biggest Decrease in Applications | StartClass

Interesting that among the top 200 colleges in the country, Boston College has seen the largest percentage decrease in applicants in the most recent data available. While some schools are leading the applications race, others are falling behind. We rank the 21 colleges with the biggest decrease in applications.

Spending on college soars 16%

Informative article on increase in family spending for college For the first time in five years, parents opened their pockets wider to spend more on college this year.

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Our Services College Counseling If you are looking for that special college that is just right for you and need some assistance locating, applying and affording it, Crossroads is ready to guide you as we have with so many others. Here are some of the ways we can help: ■Customized College Search ■Career Coaching/Major Selection ■Financial Aid Strategies ■SAT/ACT Testing Strategies ■Campus Visit Guidance ■Essay Brainstorming and Review Career Coaching Has your career path now become unclear to you or has a roadblock suddenly appeared that you were not expecting? Crossroads has the resources to provide you the vision, plan and job seeking strategy to move you ahead. Here are some of the ways we can assist: ■Career Option Exploration ■Career Goals Development Planning ■Resume and Cover Letter Assistance ■Job Search Strategy Development ■Interviewing Skills Training ■Outplacement Services
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26 E Main St
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New England Real Estate Academy New England Real Estate Academy
246 E Main St
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