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College admissions have never been more competitive or more complicated than today, due in large part to the growing population of college students; by 2012, the number of college-aged students will grow by $5 million. To combat increased competition, students and parents need to be fully engaged in the application process, as well as fully informed on the many intricacies of the admissions process. An experienced TCPN counselor can answer any college admissions questions you have
There is no room for error on a college application today! With the largest freshman class entering college in 2009, even one misspelling or misrepresentation could land your child's application in the round file. A TCPN counselor can review your child's application from a professional admissions counselor's perspective, giving you insight into the strength and level of professionalism of the application.
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Financial aid is overly complicated, with government lenders, private lenders, federal loans, and credit based loans, scholarships, grants, institution aid.the list goes on and on. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the complexities of today's financial aid industry, an expert can help you sort it out quickly and simply, providing you with the accurate and simplified information you need to make decisions that will work long-term for you and your family.
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Dean Skarlis's Biography
Dean has 19 years experience in higher education, including 6 years as a Consultant at American College Testing (ACT) and 9 years as an administrator and instructor at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. A passionate student advocate, Dean has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Allegheny College, an M.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University, and a Doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Dean also holds a certificate from the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions. His research has focused on quality teaching and learning, retention, and program design at four-year colleges. He is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, as well as an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Dr. Skarlis has conducted presentations for thousands of students, parents, faculty, and administrators at more than 200 colleges, universities, and high schools across the United States. He has also been a featured speaker and trainer for hundreds of financial planners and Certified Public Accountants on the intricacies of college financial aid. He has been a featured guest on Capital News Nine’s “9 on Parenting” segment which is broadcasted across upstate New York.
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87 Shaker Road
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