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College Admissions Tip: Everything You Need to Know About the College Application Process– Common App 2021-22

College Admissions Tip: Everything You Need to Know About the College Application Process– Common App 2021-22

College Admissions and Academic Success 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...
College Admissions Planning- Tips for Common App 2021-22 Given the Pandemic

College Admissions Planning- Tips for Common App 2021-22 Given the Pandemic

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and newsletters, you’ve been following my tips throughout the pandemic on handling school closings, extracurricular activities on pause,  revised AP/SAT/ACT exams and summer...
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 Planning- Tips for Common App 2021-22 Given the Pandemic

College Admissions: How Much Can We Afford to Pay For College?

Greetings Families, This blog continues my series on Financial Aid and Scholarships- related to your Common Application 2021-22 and your College Admissions Planning   HOW MUCH CAN WE AFFORD TO PAY FOR COLLEGE? Based on whatever “list” of college rankings appeals...
College Admissions- Financial Aid – Ignore the Sticker Price- Part I of IV

College Admissions- Financial Aid – Ignore the Sticker Price- Part I of IV

Greetings Students and Families, Whether you’re contemplating next year’s courses Selecting  High School Courses, Electives, AICE vs AP vs IB  as you begin high school, or you’re a Rising Senior (2022) starting the college application process, all...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR JNRS & SNRS – WHAT IF YOU’RE WAITLISTED? GAP YEARS? NEGOTIATING FINANCIAL AID

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR JNRS & SNRS – WHAT IF YOU’RE WAITLISTED? GAP YEARS? NEGOTIATING FINANCIAL AID

Greetings Students & Families! Congratulations to all  our Seniors!  I’m so proud of everyone – college acceptances, lucrative scholarships and invitations to participate in research/honors programs. Bravo! Most Seniors have spent the last month making difficult...