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Keys to Writing a Winning College Essay

The first half of 2020 has proven to be quite a challenging time for our global community, bringing with it unprecedented health, personal, and economic hardships. As a wave of change and uncertainty sweeps through our daily lives, it can become ...
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Need-Blind vs Need-Aware and Meeting Full Financial Need

When it comes time to look into financial aid for college, you’re very likely to come across three terms that seem simple enough but actually aren’t so cut-and-dry. ...
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5 Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation (Helpful Form Included)

Completing your college applications is undoubtedly a big task. As you focus on checking off the “to-dos” and getting closer to having a complete application ...
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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 ...
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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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