Simply put, America's elite colleges are more competitive than ever. As our society has worked to make college more accessible, the environment has become increasingly challenging while costs have soared. Candice Ashton is a director of College Counseling at a prominent school in the Washington, DC area. We discussed the stigmas placed upon people who don't choose the traditional 4 year degree and how to change it, finding the RIGHT college fit, and parental fears over the staggering rising costs. Candice is a rock star. Great and informative convo.