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College Applications:  After the Confetti — Managing Your College Admissions Process- Common App 2020-21

College Applications: After the Confetti — Managing Your College Admissions Process- Common App 2020-21

Hey High School Seniors and Families! Many of you have likely already submitted one or more of your college applications on the Common App 2020-21.  If you’re an Early Action/Early Decision applicant- you are well aware of earlier due dates and I urge Juniors...
College Applications & Common App 2020-21  – Seniors – What Should You  Be Doing Now?

College Applications & Common App 2020-21 – Seniors – What Should You Be Doing Now?

Hello Seniors and Families!I Regular readings of my blogs have read quite a few blogs the past two post on on test optional policies, college essays and all the moving parts of college applications. I’d like to refer you to a few blogs to help you manage the...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

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 Essays  -Common Application 2020-21 – COVID and  Anything Else Prompts

College Essays -Common Application 2020-21 – COVID and Anything Else Prompts

Greetings Students and Families, Whether you’re back-to-school in the classroom, at -home or in a hybrid model, your first quarter is behind you and it’s important that you embrace the year ,– staying focused on your goals- learning, discovering and being...

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID – HOW IS YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER DETERMINED? UNDERSTANDING FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

Greetings Students and Families- Especially Our Seniors ! WHEN DO I SUBMIT MY FAFSA AND CSS PROFILE? To receive financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA. FAFSA is just a form – you don’t receive money from FAFSA. It’s a form that determines how...
FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?

FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?

If you’re a Senior (2021) you’re likely smack in the middle of your college application process.  For those of you who aplied Early Decison – you’ve probably already submitted many of your applications. Crafting the perfect college essay takes time-...