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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- YOUR APPLICATION – TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS, HS TRANSCRIPTS & TEST SCORES

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- YOUR APPLICATION – TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS, HS TRANSCRIPTS & TEST SCORES

Greetings Students and Families, With  the Common Application and College Application process in full swing, you may also know by now that there are three required additional or EXTERNAL components to your college application.  Teacher and Guidance Counselor...
College Applications: How & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships?  FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

College Applications: How & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships? FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

  Common App 2022-23 FAFSA  2023-24 Applying for Financial Aid- Yes You Can Afford College What’s an EFC? STEM College Advising and STEM College Planning Greetings Parents and Student-  It’s the start of Financial Aid and Scholarship application season-...
College Admissions & College Applications  – SAT vs ACT? When To Take Your SAT / ACT?

College Admissions & College Applications – SAT vs ACT? When To Take Your SAT / ACT?

Greetings Students and Families, This blog is part of my fall series on all things testing– Understanding SAT/ACT Testing & College Admissions Planning Should I list my SAT/ACT scores on the Common App? Each situation is unique– please speak with your...
College Applications: How & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships?  FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY??? $$$$ – It’s There!

Greetings, If you recently read my four-part series on financial aid, you may have concluded you’re ineligible for financial aid but hopefully appreciate the practice of “tuition discounting” – a different version of scholarships. I wrote...
College Applications: How & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships?  FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

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- YOUR APPLICATION – TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS, HS TRANSCRIPTS & TEST SCORES

College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

Greetings Students and Families, This is part II of our Spring series on Financial aid and Scholarships. LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS…. As an experienced university faculty and admissions committee member, let’s begin with a discussion of...