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How to Be a Savvy College Shopper Wednesday


Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and the author of  “The Best 385 Colleges” and “College Admission 101,” will present a seminar for college-bound students and their families from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th, at the Academies of Loudoun.


Franek will share expert advice on the college admissions process, including:

How to Be a Savvy College Shopper and Applicant

  • How to create a list of best-fit schools.
  • How test scores affect admission and financial aid—plus, tips to raise your scores.

How to Leverage In-Depth Info on Colleges

  • How individual colleges fared in the student surveys for the book.
  • What colleges are really looking for in applicants.

How to Maximize Financial Aid

  • Grants, scholarships, and financial aid awards.
  • Key facts about the FAFSA (the most important aid application you’ll need).

Seats are limited, so registration is required at


The Academies of Loudoun is located at 42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg.


As The Princeton Review’s chief expert on higher ed issues, Franek directs the annual surveys of college, business school and law school students upon which the well-known Princeton Review rankings are based. As lead author of the annual “Best Colleges” guide, he visits more than 50 colleges a year and has been a lecturer and panelist on college admissions for audiences of educators, parents and students. He has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “This Morning,” and NBC’s “Today” as well as several CNN and FOX programs, National Public Radio and network radio shows.