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College Admissions  – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA  – CSS Profile?

College Admissions – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA – CSS Profile?

  Greetings Students and Families WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID? FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE?? The process to apply for financial aid involves at minimum – filing a FAFSA and for most private colleges, a secondary form – a CSS Profile. FAFSA is a...
College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

Greetings Students and Families, This is part II of our Spring series on Financial aid and Scholarships. LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS…. As an experienced university faculty and admissions committee member, let’s begin with a discussion of...
College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

Greetings Students and Families, We are zooming along in the second-semester and it’s the perfect time for a check-up  – Planning Courses, Exploring Summer Opportunities, Confirming Testing Schedules, Planning Virtual College Campus Visits, Thinking about...
STEM College Admissions – Increasing Your Chances – How to Prepare for your STEM Education?

STEM College Admissions – Increasing Your Chances – How to Prepare for your STEM Education?

Greetings Students and Families, This is the second blog in my multi-part series on STEM COLLEGE PLANNING. As regular readers of my newsletters and blogs know, I’ve spoken about how College Admissions Officers want to know two things about every applicant: 1 Who...
College Admissions – Taking College Courses in High School? Is Dual Enrollment for You?

College Admissions – Taking College Courses in High School? Is Dual Enrollment for You?

CLICK TO SCHEDULE YOUR ASSESSMENT Educational & College Admissions Planning ! 9th-11th – It’s time for Course Planning Discussions for 2022-23 and Summer ’22 Program Applications Juniors (2023) – Attend our June WRITERS BLOCK WORKSHOP...
College Admissions Planning:   Is Dual Enrollment Right for Your High School Course Schedule?

College Admissions Planning: Is Dual Enrollment Right for Your High School Course Schedule?

Greetings Students and Families, In my last two blogs I discussed AP vs AICE vs IB   and high school course planning. Today , let’s look at Dual Enrollment- the opportunity to take classes at your local community college. Let’s discuss whether...