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.

Picking The Right Classes

The new year often means looking ahead at the months to come. For many high school students, this involves planning for the upcoming school year and selecting which classes they’ll be taking.

The Importance of Service (In College Admissions… and Beyond)

This student’s passion for service was so evident in the way she discussed her plans to get involved, and it was clear to me that she was volunteering to better the lives of others—not just to have community service hours to list on her college application.

The Waiting Game

For many of you, these next several months will be the last time you are in the same place with the same people. As Billy Madison once said, “Cherish it! For the love of God, cherish it!”

Navigating the Financial Aid Office: Myths and Musts

A pattern I have noticed from families over the past several years is an overall fear of the financial aid process.

College Board's Landscape Tool

Landscape is still new, and it has only been rolled out to a select batch of colleges for this year's pilot program. But if all goes well, and the response is better to this than it was for the controversial Adversity Score...

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.