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Casey Near

Casey Near is the Executive Director of Counseling at Collegewise. In 2013, she opened the first Collegewise expansion office in the Bay Area and found her true professional fit. After a year of backpacking and working around the world in 2016 (and collecting a few stories along the way), she returned to her counseling roots to work from our Newton office.

Choosing a College

Debunking Myths about Women's Colleges
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By Casey Near
June 7, 2018 | 7 minute read

So, what is a women's college? Here’s the honest truth: in 2021, women’s colleges don’t have as much in common with each other as they used to. So, writing a guide that attempts to unify...

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College Research

The Best Questions to Ask on College Visits
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By Casey Near
March 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

One of the ways to get the most out of your limited time on a college visit is to ask meaningful questions. The two most common on-campus experiences for prospective students (the...

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