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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter: 2 Examples

You've narrowed down your list of colleges, sent in your applications and filled out your FAFSA form online. After you receive your acceptance letters, the college financial aid office will ‘package you’, meaning you will receive a financial aid ...
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January To-Do List for College-Bound Juniors

January is a milestone month for college-bound high schoolers. While seniors will feel a sense of calm, having submitted all of their applications by this point, ...
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Scoir's 2019 Year in Review

What a year! From January through December, we were hard at work and, with your guidance and support, we achieved tremendous results. Here's a recap of some of our ...
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College vs University [And Other Higher Education Institutions]

Sorting through educational options can be like making a selection from diverse menu offerings at a great restaurant. You can order fish or steak. What about chicken ...
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The Importance of Building Relationships With College Admission Professionals

There’s more to students – and colleges – than numbers. Relationships matter and interpersonal dealings, observed or inferred, can tip the scale one way or another. 
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Life After the PSAT: Making the Most of Your PSAT Results

Winter is a time of important revelations for students in the college planning process. For many high school Juniors, the release of PSAT results will start to give ...
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A Successful Strategy for Applying to College Scholarships

By the summer between your junior and senior year of high school, you have likely figured out that every step of the college admissions process should be handled with ...
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Tips and Strategies for a Successful College Admission Interview

The impressions we make in life are important as we meet people, seek new opportunities and build relationships. In fact, good impressions can make a big difference ...
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SAT and ACT Resource Guide: From Free Prep to Private Tutoring

“Help! My daughter is a junior, and I have no idea what to do. Should she take the SAT? The ACT? How should she prepare? Do we use a tutor? An online class? Which ...
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Managing College Expectations

As they enter the college admission process, most students hold tight to “dream” schools that they believe would be ideal fits for them. Few, however, truly question ...
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