Resources for Students and Families
Resources to inform your college search, discovery, and planning process.
The Student Guide to College Planning
Knowing what lies ahead—and planning accordingly—can give you a tremendous advantage as you prepare to apply to college. The following is a guide linking to some of our most popular resources to help you move confidently through college planning.
How to Stand Out On Your College Essays This Fall
Getting ready to start college applications? Our partner, College Essay Guy, has the tips and tricks you need to stand out! 🌟 In this session, Ethan Sawyer (The College Essay Guy himself) provides advice on standing out with this year's new supplemental essays.
For Parents & Guardians: Back to School with Scoir
Curious how Scoir can support you and your student through the college discovery process, all for free? We’ll show you how you can use Scoir today. You’ll also hear from one parent as he shares his experience using Scoir with his own child, a high school junior.
The Admission Game
This event with Peter Van Buskirk, a former Dean of Admission, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the college admission process. You'll become a "pretend" member of an admission committee and make a decision on an example student; you'll learn about the hooks, the hotspots, and what colleges are actually looking for.
5 Things to Do During the Second Half of Senior Year
Getting to Know Colleges from Campus or the Couch
We're joined by Scoir team member with a background in admissions, Liz McGonigle! We dive into how college fairs and events typically work, how to engage with college reps, and fun ways to explore schools right from your couch.
Family Bootcamp: Keys to Getting Started with College Planning
Want to guide your student in their college application journey but aren't sure where to start? Check out this first in our Family Bootcamp mini-series. You'll learn about the best practices, mistakes to avoid, and more!
What You Need to Know About the New FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), managed by the Department of Education, will have major changes affecting this year's applicants. Here's what you need to know!
A Guide for Evaluating College Summer Programs
Getting ready for summer? ☀️ We'll break down the value of summer programs, ways to compare different offerings, and how you can discover programs (for any season) right through Scoir.
How to Get Started on Scoir as a Parent or Guardian
So, your student invited you to join them on Scoir or you've found Scoir yourself—let's talk about getting started! ⭐ We'll outline the features Scoir offers, what you need to know about each, and how to get started.
Guides and Checklists
College Planning Checklist for 11th Graders
What’s the point of all that hard work if you don’t have a plan? Let’s review a game plan to follow during your junior year that’ll keep you on track for applying to college!
College Planning Checklist for 12th Graders
Needless to say, this year is full of important to-dos. Here’s a checklist to help keep you on track for success when it comes time to apply for college.
Getting Started as a Parent or Guardian
As a parent or guardian, you play an integral role on Scoir, from providing college suggestions to general guidance. Learn how to get started with this helpful guide!
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