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8 Tips To Maximize Your Financial Aid Opportunity

As the college admission process becomes real to you, the discussion about affordability—and the need of financial aid—also comes into sharper focus. Our last post, Inside the Financial Aid Process: A Guide for Students and Parents, provided an ...
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Inside the Financial Aid Process: A Guide for Students and Parents

Gaining admission to the college(s) of your choice might weigh heavily on your mind at the moment. The odds are that the prospect of affording college costs looms ...
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How to Write The College Essay: 20 Tips for Success

Courses. Grades. Scores. Extracurricular activities. Letters of recommendations. All are historical elements of your college applications. Well established over time, ...
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When to Apply Early Decision or Early Action

With the start of your senior year, you're probably beginning to take stock of life beyond high school. If you're like many others, college will be the next step. ...
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Why You Should Take College Rankings With a Dose of Cynicism

A new college admission cycle is fast approaching —and so are college rankings!
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4 Questions to Help You Find Your College Fit

“Which college is right for me?”
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Preparation Tips for College Interviews

Admissions interviews are a college’s best opportunity to get a complete understanding of an applicant. While the essay is given a lot of value by high schools, ...
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What to Know About Honors Colleges & Residential Colleges

For students 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 ...
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Confused by “Score Choice, Superscoring, and Test Flexible”? We Can Explain.

Most people who are venturing into the college admission process have heard about the SAT and the ACT tests. For many, their knowledge ends there. Most are confused ...
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College Decision Day! Parents, Don't Be Afraid to Let Go

Decision time is just around the corner, and many students are still uncertain about which college they will attend. What makes this year even more difficult is the ...
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