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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 down schools and colleges, sending students on an historic Spring Break. What, ...
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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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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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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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Fall College Planning Tips: Preparing for College Application Season

With a new school year underway, so begins the next college application season. Over the coming months, high school students need to establish a pace of good ...
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4 Questions to Help You Find Your College Fit

“Which college is right for me?”
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Course Selection: Why Your High School Class Decisions are Important

For many high schools, course selection for the next school year begins as early as January. So, the fall is often a good time to contemplate your next steps. While ...
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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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