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May College Guy Rant for Juniors: Testing, Summer Plans, and College Preparation in the COVID Age

Hey Class of 2022 students (and their proud parents), Greetings from Gary the College Guy! Most of you know who I am (presumably that’s how you found your way to my mailing list) but for those who don’t I’m a certified guidance counselor who’s run my own business called College Placement Services in Portland, Maine (office located on St. John [...]

By |2021-05-27T15:51:30+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Juniors, Parents|0 Comments

April College Guy Rant for Seniors – DECISION TIME COMING!

Good Golly Miss Molly seniors - it’s been a while since I last wrote! That’s cause I’ve been busier than a one-armed ticket taker at a burlesque show (that’s a Tom Waits line in case you’re wondering!) and this time of year things are particularly hopping with decisions to be made, financial aid offers needing to be deciphered and (if [...]

By |2021-04-04T22:15:43+00:00April 4th, 2021|Seniors|0 Comments

College Guy’s October Rant – Gear up your College Applications!

Hey seniors and parental units, Here’s another CGR comin’ at you like a Gerrit Cole four-seamer (GO YANKS TONIGHT!) - keep yer eye on the ball and pay close attention cause there’s a lot of stuff in here you can use. There’ll be a PART TWO coming shortly - exclusively for parents and guardians concerning the October 1 availability of [...]

By |2020-10-02T15:55:55+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

There is no ‘student loan crisis

Another View: Editorial misses mark – there is no ‘student loan crisis’ The current financial aid system works just fine. The problem is that families are not properly advised about borrowing. BY GARY CANTER SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD Re: The Aug. 18 Bloomberg Opinion editorial “Another View: Congress has a chance to fix the student loan mess”: I would like [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:58:50+00:00August 28th, 2020|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

LIVE from the Pandemic Front!!!!

Hey boys and girls, moms and dads, school teachers and related pooh-bahs. Gary the College Guy here. My oh my, aren't we in the midst of a proverbial feces-storm? Hey listen, though none of us can say “been there, done that” w/r/t our current situation, I know this much is true: …the weather is mostly great… …the sun’s gonna keep [...]

By |2020-08-21T14:17:05+00:00August 20th, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

April College Guy Rant for Seniors

“Yes I received your letter yesterday around the time the doorknob broke. When you asked me how I was doing was that some kind of joke? All these people that you mentioned, yes I know them, they’re quite lame. I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name. Right now I can’t read too good don’t send [...]

By |2020-04-01T00:49:28+00:00April 1st, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments