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The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

We know that High School GPAs, A Challenging High School Curriculum, Standardized Test Scores, Focused Extra-Curricular Activity, and The College Essay are the key ingredients for acceptance to your top choice schools. But here is a dirty little secret and the forgotten element of success in admissions that should be kept in mind. Ability and Willingness to PAY for a portion of your Cost of Attendance (COA) can be a key factor. Continue reading

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TIPS ON LESSENING COLLEGE EXPENSE

TIPS ON LESSENING COLLEGE EXPENSE

Tips on lessening college expense: Be proactive early in order to reduce the out of pocket cost of college later Continue reading

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5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

For High School graduates of 2017, time to fill out financial forms is quickly coming upon us. For the first time ever, FAFSA will become available on October 1, the same date as the CSS Profile. And for the first time, FAFSA will be using your last 2 tax returns (2014 and 2015). Continue reading

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So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

The many online social channels have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure students are wise and remain safe as they post information online. At College … Continue reading

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A REWARDING COLLEGE EXPERIENCE?

Just who is responsible for a rewarding college experience? http://www.gallup.com/poll/168848/life-college-matters-life-college.aspx What catches my attention in this original study conducted by Gallup-Purdue is the obvious correlation between four-year graduation rates and the answers to the questions provided by the inaugural Gallup-Purdue … Continue reading

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Don’t Force The College Fit

Look at just about any Independent College Admission website, and you will see some language referring to the goal of finding the right fit for the college applicant, academically and financially. This has led to a plethora of websites that … Continue reading

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Juniors: College Prep Spring Semester To Do List

Juniors: College Prep Spring Semester To Do List

Juniors…Here’s your college prep spring semester to do list… It’s best to start preparing for your college process early. There are so many things to consider. If you plan properly, you may even enjoy the process. Do become familiar with a personal calendar and jot these reminders down. Continue reading

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Waiting for Admission Decisions

Waiting for Admission Decisions

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer. Continue reading

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Can You Prepare For The College Interview?

Can You Prepare For The College Interview?

Most admissions officers say a college interview plays only a minor part in the admissions decision, but it may be more important for some if an admission decision has not already been determined. There is a way to prepare for the college interview without memorizing anything. A college admissions interview is a great way to communicate things that admission officers would not otherwise know by looking at a college application. Not all colleges offer interviews; however, students can check with the colleges where they apply and prepare for their college interview accordingly. Continue reading

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The Inevitable College Essay Question: Why Are You A Good Match?

The Inevitable College Essay Question: Why Are You A Good Match?

Some of you will be making plans to visit colleges. Many of you will be doing web research on colleges and just about anyone applying to college will need to eventually answer a typical essay question found on most applications “Why are you a good match for ________?” These essays generally have a limited word or character count and must be concise, clear and give admission officers insight about the applicant. Here are some tips to help. Continue reading

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