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Virtual Resources for the College Admission Journey

Not being able to visit a college campus, attend a college fair, or meet with college reps at a high school present huge challenges for college-bound students. However, if there's one thing we've all learned this year, it's the power of creative ...
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Disrupted: A College Admission Season Unlike Any Other

March 13, 2020—Friday the 13th, nonetheless—will long be remembered, in a cruel and prophetic twist of irony, as the date when the emerging coronavirus pandemic shut ...
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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 ...
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The 6 Critical Components of College Applications

If you assume that grades, test scores, and transcripts are the only items that matter to admission officers, you’re missing the whole picture. We’d like to draw your ...
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Introducing: Inside College Admissions - A Podcast Presented by Scoir

We're excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast: Inside College Admissions!  As part of Scoir's mission to create a holistic college admissions network, ...
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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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What to Know About Honors Colleges & Residential Colleges

If you’re in the process of selecting and applying to colleges, it’s important to be aware of certain opportunities that aren't well-publicized and aren't captured by ...
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FAFSA & CSS Profile - A Straightforward Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

Financial aid for college is available through several different sources. Understanding each source is paramount in minimizing the cost of college. According to the ...
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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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