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Reconsidering Standardized Testing

In the wake of coronavirus, colleges and universities across the US have reconsidered their testing policies - most have gone test-optional. So, what does this mean for students applying to college? Should students not take standardized tests at ...
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Common Questions About the CSS Profile and IDOC

The CSS Profile is an additional standardized financial form that is required at over 400 colleges and universities across the country - and a little less than ...
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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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How Applying Early Decision Affects Financial Aid Opportunities

Applying early decision might improve your odds of being accepted with certainty to your dream school, but it might limit your financial aid opportunity at the same ...
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College Student Credit Cards: Wise Ways to Build Credit

Over 14 million students will enter college in the fall. Students will live on their own away from home, for extended periods of time.  When they arrive on campus, ...
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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

As a high school student whose goal is to attend college, you might be concerned that your college resume will be sparse as academic camps, job shadowing, ...
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A Student Guide to Understanding Net Price Calculators

As you finalize your college list, there is one important step that shouldn’t be skipped before applying: using the net price calculator. If you're like most ...
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College Bound? Don't Forget Those Thank-You Notes

Congratulations high school graduates! You persevered through unprecedented times to earn your diploma and are now looking forward to college in the fall. There is ...
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An Evaluation Worksheet for Virtual Campus Tours

For the foreseeable future, in-person visits to college campuses are not possible with campuses shut down and admission offices working remotely. If you’re a high ...
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Ways to Borrow Money for College: Student vs Parent Loans

If you’re planning to attend college, it’s likely that you’ll need to consider borrowing money to do so. The idea of borrowing money can be intimidating and ...
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