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FAFSA Series: Submitting the FAFSA Before You Have a Finalized College List…Should You Do It?

At this time of year, most students have a pretty good idea of where they would like to apply for college. And if you are thinking about applying for a college, it is in your best interest to consider applying for financial aid there as well. Whether you’re a first-year student or looking to transfer, ...

FAFSA Series – FAFSA Prep: The Information You’ll Need

The new FAFSA will be available before you know it. Here are some tips to help you get prepared so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute.

The Great Debate – To Apply Early Decision, or not to Apply Early Decision (part 2 of 3)

As I mentioned last week, the key benefit of applying Early Decision is that you often have a higher chance of being accepted.

College Application Options – How Should You Apply (part 1 of 3)

Now that you’ve narrowed your college list down and decided where you want to apply, the next big question is: how to apply. In general, there are three options to choose between when deciding how to apply...

The Case for Safeties

Now let me tell you what a safety school is not. A safety school is not a ‘last resort.’ A safety school is not a bad school. A safety school is not the end of the world. Adding safeties to your list means adding options, opportunities, and choices.

Biggest Mistakes Students Make When Writing Their Admissions Essays

Nothing is worse for an admissions essay than a "cookie cutter" essay topic.

Why Use a Private College Admissions Counselor?

Did you know, the average caseload for a high school guidance counselor is anywhere from 250-500 students? Many students feel their high schools cannot offer enough time or energy to helping them choose a major or college to match their preferences and abilities.