Post Lori/Felicity Fallout

Last week I found myself back at the Manhasset Library (with electricity this time, which really helped) chatting with 18-20 parents and kids about college admissions, scholarships and the rest of the kid and kaboodle.  One mom asked me if I thought there would be any changes, now that we’re living in a post Felicity-Lori…

Lockwood Latest College Advisor Ensnared by FBI Probe

April 1, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts: FBI agent John McGillicuddy III announced today that the FBI had indicted another college advisor, Andy Lockwood, as part of its widening college admissions probe. “According to our key witness, Ms. Avrille Furst, Lockwood first approached Furst back on April 1, 2018, promising her and her daughter, Avril Furst the…

How to Get Into College Without Getting Indicted

https://www.lockwoodcollegeprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/More-of-the-College-Admissions-Scandal-1.mp4 Above are some of my comments on the Big College Scandal, a/k/a “The Worst Kept Secret in America.” Below is the unedited version of an opinion piece that was published in Newsday last week. I am a private college advisor, and  have a slightly different take on the recent college admissions scandal.   I’m…

How to Avoid the “Trump SAT Problem”

I admit that, sometimes I have to wrack my brain to come up with entertaining and informative subject matter for my emails, posts and other marketing activity. Today is not one of those times. I caught only about 20 minutes of recently disbarred attorney cum “fixer” (a broken fixer?) Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, but I have to…

ACT and SAT Questions Answered Tonight

Which test is best for my kid and her colleges, ACT or SAT? Which test is easier to improve on? How many times should my child take it? Are some test dates easier than others? Do you have to report all scores to your colleges? What if your kid is a bad test taker? Are companies…