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Early Decision vs. Early Action

With early deadlines hovering, it is important to consider the options carefully. Early decision is a binding agreement that requires a student to attend the university if accepted (unless they do not receive the financial aid they expect). Early action is non-binding and means a student applies early and hears early and is not bound to attend if accepted. […]

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2009 NACAC Conference

I have just returned from the annual National Association for College Admission Counselling conference in Baltimore, Maryland, and I am very excited to share what I have learned. I attend this conference every year in order to keep current of trends in post-secondary education. […]

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Welcome To Our Blog

The purpose of the blog is to explore ideas within education and to promote discourse about them. We plan to hit timely issues and hot topics, to dispel educational urban legends, and to have a bit of fun. We understand that navigating post-secondary choices can be cumbersome and overwhelming- we have instituted the blog to help. We will have guest bloggers (experts in various arenas of education), adolescent bloggers (those in the trenches), and others who have a valid opinion to add. We welcome your ideas for blog topics. Please feel free to submit them in the Suggest a Blog Section of the Home Page.

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Options Solutions’ Services

Services

Options Solutions' Services

  • Post-Secondary Planning
  • University and College Admission and Application Assistance
  • Test Prep (SAT, ACT, PSAT)
  • Scholarships
  • Interest, Career, and Personality Surveys
  • Student Athlete Recruitment

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List of Universities

List of Universities

List of Universities

Canadian Universities and Colleges:
University of Alberta, BCIT, Bishops, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Capilano University, Carleton University, Emily Carr, University of Guelph, McGill, See more Canadian Universities and Colleges…

American Universities and Colleges:
Amherst, Boston College, Brown, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, University of California (all campuses), University of Chicago, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan, Middlebury, New York University, See more American Universities and Colleges… […]

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Testimonial

Testimonial

Testimonials

“Melinda Giampietro was absolutely what our daughter needed to inspire her and help her to see all the possibilities that were available to her. Melinda took away all the intimidation of post secondary education and helped to create a strategy to put our daughter’s plans in motion. From the first meeting I noticed a change in our daughter, she no longer seemed to be so “stressed out” by the future and was actually looking forward to it! Melinda is now working with our son, helping him to choose courses for grade twelve that will fall in line with his future plans. I can not think of a more valuable and supportive program than Options Solutions. Melinda has an absolute gift for working with young adults, I only wish we knew about her sooner!”
– P.R., Vancouver

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Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Canadian Interest
University Enrollment

Ontario Boosts Medical School Spaces Across Province

American Interest
Jobless Grad Sues College for 70G Tuition

America’s 50 Best Colleges- Forbes Ranking

International Interest
Australia Sees Big Jump in International Enrollments

INDIA: Government plans 14 innovation universities

Sport Interest
SFU first Canadian school in NCAA

Canadian varsity teams barred from joining US league

Adolescent Interest
Culture, not biology, underpins math gender gap

Teens on Social Networks

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