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College Applications: What Exams are Required – SAT vs ACT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT and AP/IB/AICE exams

College Applications: What Exams are Required – SAT vs ACT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT and AP/IB/AICE exams

Greetings Students,Testing is often on parents’ minds and there is a concern about test prep, knowing which tests and when to take them and the inevitable impact on College Admissions. This note discusses the required college admissions testing requirements. SAT...
Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season

Greetings Students and Families, For those of you who applied Early Decison and Early Action- I’m sure you’ve marked your calendars for the Class of 2025 Early Decision Notification Dates. Below I have a comprehensive list of those dates. Keep in mind-...
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 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-...