November 2, 2018
Quality Colleges vs. College Rankings
Bob Mahmoudi, CPSi's founder, shows families a better way to compare undergraduate college and university programs.
September 1, 2017
College Applications: REA, ED, and EA options
Who benefits from applying REA, ED, or EA?
Despite popular belief, applying to colleges Early Decision (ED), Restricted Early Action (REA) – also ...
August 18, 2015
ED and REA College Applications – Are They Good Options for You?
Fall and the November Early Decision (ED), Restrictive Early Action (REA), and Early Action (EA) deadlines are looming for thousands of college ...
February 19, 2015
Happy Chinese New Year!
The Lunar New Year 2015
May this year bring you each health, prosperity, and great fortune!
May 21, 2013
3rd of 10 Most Important Factors for Success in College Admission And Beyond (Series)
It might sound pretty high-reaching, but you know it’s the truth. Successful people don’t just go through the motions for temporary glory; they focus ...
April 19, 2013
Second of 10 Most Important Factors for Success in College Admission And Beyond (Series)
In the first post of this series, I emphasized the importance of finding and choosing the student’s best-fit colleges. One way to identify the best ...
March 19, 2013
One of 10 Most Important Factors for Success in College Admission And Beyond
In celebration of CPSi’s 20th anniversary this March, I will write a new blog post each month for the next 10 months to share the 10 most important ...
March 20, 2012
For Chinese and Indian students, 6 Components for College Success
High school students in China and India are riding on the tide of rising economic growth and prosperity. They have the opportunity to build on the ...
January 15, 2012
Answer For My Son: Why Do I Send You My Goals?
I believe in the importance of setting goals, and I have set goals for myself every year since 1966. Fourteen years ago, when my son was 15 and my ...
July 18, 2011
Parents – Are You Limiting or Empowering Your Student?
Among the several thousand families that I have worked with over the past two decades, I often find that parents limit what their students can ...
June 28, 2011
Need College Scholarship Money? Apply To Your Best-Fit Colleges!
For a small number of colleges – those in the Ivy League, Stanford, and similar big names – college money is given only to students with demonstrated ...
May 12, 2011
Writing Application Essays to Overcome Academic Record Deficiencies
Not everyone applying to college has a 4.0 GPA, top SAT or ACT test scores, or glowing teacher recommendations.
April 29, 2011
Your College Admission Thumbprint: Your Essay
Don’t Let Someone Else Write Your Essay
Your college application essay can be your thumbprint to uniquely identify you. The savvy admissions officer ...