College Access For All?

College Access For All?

College Access For All Is there college access for all? Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to roughly 200 parents and students in three packed sessions at the Princeton Review Program at South Torrance High School. http://shs-torrance-ca.schoolloop.com/ Many public school systems Continue Reading...

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TIPS ON LESSENING COLLEGE EXPENSE

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  Be A Four-Year Student. The average graduation period is now just under six years. It was not always like this. How can a student graduate in Continue Reading...

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Should I Apply To College Early?

Should I Apply To College Early?

Should I Apply To College Early? With the November 1st, Early Decision and Early Action Application deadline fast approaching, the following questions and pros and cons should help in making the decision on how to best apply to college. Should you apply to college Early Decision or Early Continue Reading...

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SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY Gaining knowledge about the financial aid process could potentially save you money.   Here are six No-No’s that could impact Financial Aid negatively:  Wait too long to plan for college through Financial Planning, saving, and Continue Reading...

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5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

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 Continue Reading...

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COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

Colleges Won’t Tell You If You Don’t Ask It seems that few students or parents are aware of Tuition Exchange Programs and colleges won’t tell you if you don’t ask.  High School Counselors, Independent Educational Consultants, and especially colleges themselves are Continue Reading...

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Maximizing Space on College Applications

Maximizing Space on College Applications

Learn how to maximize space on college applications It’s easy to form an analogy between college applications and a giant puzzle. Everything has to fit just right for success. Fact is just about everything on college applications has a maximum word or character count. More often than not we Continue Reading...

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College Essays and Real Life

College Essays and Real Life

Praying for victims of the Louisiana flood #reallife College Essays and Real Life As our students rummage through brainstorm lists of potential college essay topics, real life keeps happening and experiences mount. Just this morning, we heard from a student of ours whose entire house and all Continue Reading...

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How to Prep For the ACT Essay This Summer

How to Prep For the ACT Essay This Summer

Prep for the ACT Essay by: David Recine It’s summer! That means no school, less stress, and more time for fun. It also means more time to aim for a top ACT Essay score in the coming school year. Building good writing skills takes time, so all the free days you have in the summer are a great Continue Reading...

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So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

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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