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College Admissions Planning- COVID changes the path- Stay on Target– What’s Your College Admissions & Educational Plan?

College Admissions Planning- COVID changes the path- Stay on Target– What’s Your College Admissions & Educational Plan?

Greetings Students and Families! As summer vacation is underway,  I’m eager to hear about  the revised internship and volunteer experiences  underway– plans have certainly changed and this summer will undoubtedly be unique in many ways in the middle of the...
Summer Internships, Summer Experiences– Building Your College Admissions Plan – Remotely

Summer Internships, Summer Experiences– Building Your College Admissions Plan – Remotely

Greetings High School and Undergraduate Students and Families, The COVID-19 – pandemic arrived and quickly the lives of young adults were transformed as high schools and colleges closed their doors and shifted to a remote learning modality.  As we write,...
College Admissions Planning- The Role and Importance of Extracurricular Activities

College Admissions Planning- The Role and Importance of Extracurricular Activities

Greetings Students and Parents, If you’re an ongoing reader of my  blogs and social media posts, you know how often  I emphasize the importance of diving in – as described in detail here::  COLLEGE PLANNING–FINDING YOUR PASSION! WHO ARE YOU?   As an educator and...
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, 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...