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Finding a College That is a “Good Fit” for Your Academic Needs

Are you a strong swimmer or do you prefer to wade into shallow water where the bottom is visible and footing is certain? Most people expose themselves to water and swimming situations to their respective levels of skill and comfort - no more, no ...
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How to Know if a College is Right for You: Finding Your Best Fit

Finding a college that is truly the best fit for you can be a difficult task to accomplish. With over 3,000 colleges and universities across the country, how do you ...
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Need-Blind vs Need-Aware and Meeting Full Financial Need

When it comes time to look into financial aid for college, you’re very likely to come across three terms that seem simple enough but actually aren’t so cut-and-dry. ...
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5 Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation (Helpful Form Included)

Completing your college applications is undoubtedly a big task. As you focus on checking off the “to-dos” and getting closer to having a complete application ...
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Helping Your High Schooler Take Ownership of their College Search

The college search and application process is more confusing and overwhelming than in years past. It’s not realistic to expect your high schooler to handle things ...
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Guidelines for Making a Final Choice of College

For families of students recently admitted to college, the coming weeks are critical to the final choice of a college. With a spring enrollment deadline looming, ...
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Unsolicited College Messages: Why You Receive These

If you are a high school student in grades 9-11, there is a very good chance you have begun to receive unsolicited messages from a range of organizations informing ...
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Conversation Starter: Talking with Your Teen About College

We live in a society that is inherently destination-oriented. We’re constantly considering our next step, big or small. Never has this been more apparent than now, a ...
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Students: Continue Exploring Colleges with Confidence

In a time where college exploration can bring on feelings of stress, we want to help you rest assured. When you cannot visit campuses, attend college fairs, or meet ...
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Challenges Facing Higher Education Present Great Opportunity

Now, more than ever, higher education finds itself presented with an opportunity. The opportunity to change, fundamentally, in order to serve more students, to ...
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