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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, juniors will now begin the college search process if they are considering attending ...
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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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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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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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How to Help Your Students Through the FAFSA Verification Process

The FAFSA process can be overwhelming and daunting to FLI (first generation and/or low income) students – especially because their ability to attend college is ...
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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 ...
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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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