Category Archives: financial aid and FAFSA

SAT/ACT: Accommodations, Test Preparations & Test “Anxiety”

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Greetings   We can all agree that the College Admissions process is complex and your application will most certainly be evaluated on several comprehensive criteria.  There are now more than 1000 Accredited Colleges and Universities  DE-EMPHASIZING ACT/SAT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor-Degree Programs.   This list can be found here at FAIRTEST Let’s take a look at some…

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College Admissions Tips: Social Media- Yes They’re Watching !

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ADMISSIONS TIP: Social Media: Yes They’re Watching You Well there’s no accounting for taste, but there most certainly is a need to have a taste for a good online filter.  Whether you’re applying to an undergraduate or graduate program or changing careers, job hunting or the like, the culturally accepted practice of keeping one’s personal and professional life separate has…

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College Admissions Planning Tips: End-of-Year Reminders

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Greetings: END-OF-YEAR Reminders CONFIRM EXAM REGISTRATIONS:  Please review your College Board and ACT accounts to ensure that registration has been confirmed for all SAT/ACT and SATII subject tests for  May and June.  Yes, invariably some registrations are not accomplished as intended. Also, remember, if you’re ill the day of AP exams – there are make-up days scheduled on May 23…

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College Admissions Tips: When is Dual Enrollment the Right Fit?

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Greetings Everyone, Please join me in offering congratulations to all our graduating seniors (’18) and their families!! It’s Time for Reflections:   YEAR-END EDUCATIONAL & COLLEGE PLANNING ASSESSMENT As the end of the school year is within sight, I invite all students to reflect upon goals set in August. Which of your goals were easily attainable?  Why?  What have you…

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College Planning Tips! College Acceptance Rates

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Greetings Students and Families!  Continued Best Wishes to All Students Preparing for Exams!   If case you missed last week’s newsletter with some last minute tips for AP exams and links to grading rubrics, here’s the link: READ: AP EXAMs: Last Minute Tips & Grading Rubrics As Juniors (’19) are surrounded by graduating seniors (’18) wearing their college t-shirts and hoodies,…

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TIPS: What Should You Be DOING NOW!

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Greetings Students & Families Shortly after the winter break, my newsletter focused on some strategies / things to do between January and the college decision notification dates senior families marked on calendars. In case you missed recent newsletters, here are links: Planning Your CAMPUS VISITS: Increasing Your Chances of Admissions This note provides insights on what you can accomplish in…

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Seniors: What Should You Be Doing Now! Admissions Updates

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Senior Families    (and a preview for everyone else)! This year, many of my students applied Early Decision and non-binding Early Action. I know you’ve all marked your calendars with college decision notification dates.  What should you be doing between now and then?  What do you do if you’re deferred to the Regular Decision pool? REMINDERS!!  WHAT TO DO NOW: PARENT…

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College Admissions- Mistakes To Avoid

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Greetings Students and Parents! First and foremost, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  As we head into the holiday season just three short weekends away, I want to take this opportunity to encourage families to reflect on how we can extend  the spirit of “Giving Tuesday”  as part of our holiday traditions.   For suggestions on how to contribute…

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Greetings! Are your applications completed?  It’s time to recycle those essays and begin searching for and applying to scholarships that match your strengths and direction. Please refer to my earlier blog posting on applying for financial aid — steps to apply and how to maximize your awards. SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID A few weeks ago I wrote a detailed note…

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Financial Aid and Scholarships– FAFSA? Plan Early to Maximize Your Awards?

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Greetings Students & Families! First and foremost, a round of applause to our Florida and Texas students as their start to the school year wasn’t a smooth one and they survived!  We are finally off and running, students are settling into the predicable rhythm of homework and extracurricular activities.  As my newsletters during August and September emphasized, every academic year is…

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