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Managing College Expectations

As they enter the college admission process, most students hold tight to “dream” schools that they believe would be ideal fits for them. Few, however, truly question why they want to attend their “dream” schools, nor have they come to understand ...
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The Best Ways to Get Out in Front of Learning Differences

A critical element of your college application is your ability to bring clarity to the interpretation of your academic record. In other words, when there are ...
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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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A Guide to The College Application Process and Deadlines

The college application season is here! And many high school seniors likely still have questions about where and how to apply as deadlines loom. Despite months and, ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Scoir Product Update: New Features for Counselors

You asked, we delivered.  The team has been hard at work this summer creating enhanced experiences for counselors so you can have a more productive school year with ...
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