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

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

Greeting Students and Parents FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE? Are there “financial safeties”? The short answer is YES!! FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY Many families make the mistake of concluding they aren’t eligible for...
College Admissions – FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?

College Admissions – Understanding Financial Aid & Scholarship Eligibility

Greetings Students & Families First– congrats to all our students who have prepared and studied all year and are now ready to begin their AP exams. In case you missed my detailed note about AP exams- you can learn more here about their role in preparing for...
College Admissions Planning- Joyful Reading & Competitions to Increase Chances of College Acceptances

College Admissions Planning- Joyful Reading & Competitions to Increase Chances of College Acceptances

Greetings Students and Families Whether you live in NYC or Boca Raton, Florida or the Front Range near Boulder, Co, it’s hard to believe that for many students, we will soon be completing the 2021-22 academic year- and that we are in the middle of AP exams!   By...
College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

Greetings Students and Families, We are zooming along in the second-semester and it’s the perfect time for a check-up  – Planning Courses, Exploring Summer Opportunities, Confirming Testing Schedules, Planning Virtual College Campus Visits, Thinking about...
STEM College Admissions- What is A STEM Major-? What do STEM Admissions Officers Want to Know?

STEM College Admissions- What is A STEM Major-? What do STEM Admissions Officers Want to Know?

Greetings Students and Families STEM COLLEGE ADMISSIONS and STEM College Planning Are Unique– Often Multi-Disciplinary  Planning Next year’s courses ? Please CLICK to read my recent piece on High School Course Planning- AP vs AICE vs IB *** Current...
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...