Planning for College? Why Not Win a $1,000 Scholarship Too?!

Posted July 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized by Traci

A colleague of mine, Annette Bosley-Boyce, just launched her college planning book, The College Success Plan, which is available on and her website Unlike most college planning books that focus only on the admissions process, The College Success Plan offers a series of lessons for teens that focus on self-discovery, career planning, and college planning. After completing all 20 lessons, teens not only learn how to navigate the college admission process, but they’ll also learn how to plan for their future, which includes researching careers,discovering today’s employment trends, and choosing colleges that offer the best financial aid packages (which will benefit them by avoiding too much student loan debt in their post-graduation years).

The College Success Plan Scholarship, which offers a $1,000 prize to the first place winner and a $500 savings bond to the second place winner, will be accepting entries between now and August 31, 2012.  I’m a judge for the final nominees, so come check it out at  Who knows?  You just may be our next grand prize winner!


Why do students go to college?

Posted September 5th, 2011 in Uncategorized by Traci

The Washington Examiner listed  A Girl’s Guide to College as the #1 best-selling children’s / young adult book on college! YAY!

you’re in the right place….

Posted March 14th, 2011 in General by Traci

Are you in your senior year of high school, starting to wonder what college life is really going to be like? Are you a freshman in college, struggling to make your way, get grounded, and adjust to life away from home? You’re in the right place!

Consider this blog the online complement to the newly released A Girl’s Guide to College–Updated Edition. Here, not only will you find more tips and tricks for surviving college, but also personal anecdotes coming straight from girls like you. This blog will include posts from current college student women who speak fresh from their experiences, and share what they learned from their mistakes–and their successes!

(PSST!! By the way, if you are a current college student, love to blog, and are interested in contributing to this blog, contact me! I’m still looking for contributors!)

Here’s just a sampling of some of the topics we will cover, and the questions we’ll answer:

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