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Everything You Need to Know About the College Admissions & College Applications Process

Everything You Need to Know About the College Admissions & College Applications Process

Greetings Students and Families, I’m often asked when to start planning for College Applications.  My answer may surprise some people-but there’s no better time than ASAP.  But let me change up that question– instead of asking about College...
College Admissions – Building Your College Plan – Early Planning with Your Online College Counselor

College Admissions – Building Your College Plan – Early Planning with Your Online College Counselor

Greetings Students and Families, As we complete another academic year – I’ve offered my Congratulations to all middle and high school students in my last blog posting for having successfully completed the most unpredictable challenge.  You pivoted without...
College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

Greetings Students and Families,,  It’s here!!  June 20 marks the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and today is the Summer Solstice. What does the Summer Solstice have to do with Educational and College Planning? I’m Glad you asked!  ...
College Admissions- How Your Online College Counselor Can Help You Stay on Target with College Planning Goals During Covid

College Admissions- How Your Online College Counselor Can Help You Stay on Target with College Planning Goals During Covid

  Greetings Students and Families, Here we are ending another academic year – Congratulations to all middle and high school students for what really is extraordinary given the unpredictable situation you’ve all experienced the past few months. Many of...
College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

Yes you can afford college! Little known facts….   Need Blind Admissions Nearly all colleges practice “need blind admissions” meaning admissions decisions are unrelated to your request to be considered for financial aid. (The exception- International students –...
College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part III of IV – How is Financial Aid Determined? FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part III of IV – How is Financial Aid Determined? FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

When do I submit my FAFSA and CSS Profile? To receive financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA.  That form will link to your IRS returns.  This is a secure federal form and process.  I will explain what a FAFSA does for you later in this document. FAFSA does NOT give...