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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter: 2 Examples

You've narrowed down your list of colleges, sent in your applications and filled out your FAFSA form online. After you receive your acceptance letters, the college financial aid office will ‘package you’, meaning you will receive a financial aid ...
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January To-Do List for College-Bound Juniors

January is a milestone month for college-bound high schoolers. While seniors will feel a sense of calm, having submitted all of their applications by this point, ...
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4 Questions to Help You Find Your College Fit

“Which college is right for me?”
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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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No Need to Travel. Experience an Immersive Virtual Campus Visit!

After reading a lot of facts and figures about a college, and even scouring student-run social sights for more authenticity, can you be sure that a college is the ...
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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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5 Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation (Helpful Form Included)

Imagine that you are a dedicated high school teacher, one who cares about the students, makes personal connections, and meticulously prepares every lesson. Now ...
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Interested in a Gap Year? Why It Might Be the Best Decision for You

For many parents, it might be a daunting idea to let their son or daughter take a gap year off of school before leaving for college. Most parents worry that their ...
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