What influences decision making when it comes to college selection? With nearly 60% of students receiving no college info from their high school counselor, both students and parents are often overwhelmed when it comes to what could be their largest family purchase -- a college education.
Join Dr. Skarlis breaks down how your student is evaluated by the colleges to which they apply, as well as how to navigate the logistics of financial aid - both need and merit based.
Dr. Skarlis is the President and founder of The College Advisor of New York. He has spent more than 30 years in the field of higher education, including 17 as a college admissions consultant. A passionate student advocate, Dean has served as an administrator and 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 earned a certificate from the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions. He is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Dr. Skarlis is widely regarded as an expert on college admissions, financial aid and scholarships. He has conducted presentations on college admissions for thousands of students, parents, faculty, and administrators at more than 250 colleges, universities, and high schools across the country.