All posts by College Dream Builder

“It comes down to preparation. When working with a student and their family we take a wholistic approach to planning for college. Not only does the student work one-on-one with their College Dream Builder Consultant to find the perfect college match, we also work with parents to maximize their student’s financial aid award” – Terry Rummelt Jr.

What If You're Waitlisted?

Applications are in and decisions are rolling out. You’re eagerly checking your mail for anticipated acceptances or dreaded denials. But wait, what if you’re waitlisted?

The Future of Your Student Loans

The bottom line is to keep up with what kinds of loans you’re borrowing, and from where, so you can more effectively manage them when it comes time to pay them back.

Taxes & Financial Aid – How To Stay Organized

A few years ago, the whole financial aid system was changed to allow families to submit financial aid forms to colleges even earlier, and with their most updated filed taxes. Feeling better yet?

SAT/ACT Essay – Should I Take It?

When preparing for college, almost everyone knows the importance of studying for, taking, and scoring well on the ACT or SAT. However, the optional writing section or essays remain a mystery for many. Is it required? Why does it matter? Should I take it?

The Dangers of Senioritis!

It’s not all that uncommon for this pressure of senior year to catch up to students, and, as a result, their grades often take a hit.

So You Got In…Now What?

First – celebrate. Pat yourself on the back. Go out for cake and ice cream with mom and dad. Tell your friends. Shout it from the rooftop!

Application Deadlines – What’s the Difference?

One of the first things we explain to our students at the beginning of the application process is the difference between the types of deadlines. Let’s take a moment to sort those out.