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College Admissions:  Understanding the FAFSA, Your Financial Aid Eligibility and the CSS Profile

College Admissions: Understanding the FAFSA, Your Financial Aid Eligibility and the CSS Profile

Greetings Families, This blog is my final piece of a 4-part series on Financial Aid and Scholarships – understanding many of finer points related to college admissions planning and your college applications.   WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL...
College Admissions Essays- Common App 2021-22 College Applications

College Admissions Essays- Common App 2021-22 College Applications

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and newsletters, you’ve been following my tips on about college admissions changes throughout the pandemic-  revised AP/SAT/ACT exams, summer cancellations and closed college campuses...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS – CONTESTS & COMPETITIONS ENCOURAGE DISCOVERY & INCREASE CHANCES OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS – CONTESTS & COMPETITIONS ENCOURAGE DISCOVERY & INCREASE CHANCES OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

Greetings Students and Families! As the second semester is well underway- I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to talk about some of the ways middle and high school students can continue to engage in self discovery, including some suggestions for interesting...
College Admissions :  Where’s the MONEY $$$ ?   SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES, Financial Aid, FAFSA  & CSS Profile

College Admissions : Where’s the MONEY $$$ ? SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES, Financial Aid, FAFSA & CSS Profile

Greetings Seniors and Families, About a month ago I wrote a series of blogs to help you understand some of the mechanics of the FAFSA and CSS Profile- two forms that are typically required to apply for financial aid. In those blogs you learned about the two required...
College Applications- Be Your Authentic Self- Discovery Throughout High School

College Applications- Be Your Authentic Self- Discovery Throughout High School

Greetings Students and Families,Who are You? Colleges want to know!As part of my practice, I read a great deal about trends in education and college admissions as well as reading about issues impacting the emotional well-being of young adults.  Pandemic or not- the...
College Admissions  & College Planning – What Are You Doing This Summer?

College Admissions & College Planning – What Are You Doing This Summer?

  Greetings and Welcome to 2021! i know everyone enjoyed the winter break- and a joyous break – recharged for a successful second semester. Are you realizing your academic, personal and college planning goals this year?What are you doing this summer?    Click to...