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How to Stand Out in The College Application Process: Find Your “Hook”

Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed middle school and are now walking the halls of high school. These years fly by, and soon enough you’ll be having conversations about your future and whether you’ll apply to college. Maybe neither ...
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A Guide to The College Application Process and Deadlines

The college application season is here! And many high school seniors likely still have questions about where and how to apply as deadlines loom. Despite months and, ...
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How To Write Recommendation Letters for Your Students

The weight and responsibility of assisting Title 1 students through the college admissions process is heavy. As counselors, we WANT to do our best to help bridge ...
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8 Tips To Maximize Your Financial Aid Opportunity

As the college admission process becomes real to you, the discussion about affordability—and the need of financial aid—also comes into sharper focus. Our last post, ...
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Inside the Financial Aid Process: A Guide for Students and Parents

Gaining admission to the college(s) of your choice might weigh heavily on your mind at the moment. The odds are that the prospect of affording college costs looms ...
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How to Write The College Essay: 20 Tips for Success

Courses. Grades. Scores. Extracurricular activities. Letters of recommendations. All are historical elements of your college applications. Well established over time, ...
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When to Apply Early Decision or Early Action

With the start of your senior year, you're probably beginning to take stock of life beyond high school. If you're like many others, college will be the next step. ...
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Why You Should Take College Rankings With a Dose of Cynicism

A new college admission cycle is fast approaching —and so are college rankings!
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4 Questions to Help You Find Your College Fit

“Which college is right for me?”
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Back to School Checklist

Another year is beginning! As you're preparing for a busy and exciting fall season, we thought we'd help and share some back to school Scoir housekeeping items to ...
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