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College Admissions  – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA  – CSS Profile?

College Admissions – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA – CSS Profile?

  Greetings Students and Families WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID? FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE?? The process to apply for financial aid involves at minimum – filing a FAFSA and for most private colleges, a secondary form – a CSS Profile. FAFSA is a...
College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

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...
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– STEM Collegiate Summer Programs, Research & STEM Competitions

STEM College Admissions– STEM Collegiate Summer Programs, Research & STEM Competitions

Greetings Students and Families This is the third blog in my STEM series. STEM admissions is different! How do you increase your chances of college acceptances in the competitive college admissions process?     Demonstrate “INFORMED INTEREST”! More than...
STEM College Admissions – Increasing Your Chances – How to Prepare for your STEM Education?

STEM College Admissions – Increasing Your Chances – How to Prepare for your STEM Education?

Greetings Students and Families, This is the second blog in my multi-part series on STEM COLLEGE PLANNING. As regular readers of my newsletters and blogs know, I’ve spoken about how College Admissions Officers want to know two things about every applicant: 1 Who...