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The Olympian in You!

There’s an olympian in you! Do you believe it? I want you to take a moment and really think about it. Millions have gathered in London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to witness the world’s best athletes compete for the title of the top athletes in their respective fields. While I have had the […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 4

Parents, this is the last blog post in the series of the best ways you can partner with your teen during the transition from high school to college. If you have missed any blog posts in this series, please read them here – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In addition to making material […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 3

Parents, you are a vital part of your teens’ support network. However, they will need others in their support team to transition to the college environment successfully. I believe that a partnership is the best approach to the college preparation process because college bound teens can draw from the wealth of experience and resources in […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 2

In this blog post, I am going to share with you a very important way that you can partner with your teens as they prepare to attend college. Make the information your teens learn in class relevant to their daily lives. This step is so important because you are your child’s first teacher. But, wait, […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your teens

Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 1

Parents, you want nothing more than to help your teens prepare for their future including attending and graduating college. You try to remind (or nag according to teens) your kids to turn in their college applications, get volunteer hours, or take their SAT/ACT tests which causes added stress if your teens procrastinate or ignore you altogether. From […]

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Book Review: Say This, NOT That to Your Professor

Say This, NOT That to Your Professor is ideal for college bound students and families. This book is so important for future college students to read because proper communication skills are necessary for a successful college career and throughout life. Communication skills are vital in college because there will be instances when students need to inform their […]

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College Prep Q&A: Advice for incoming college freshmen

1. Prepare for the challenge. As I think back on my college freshman year, I was overwhelmed at all of the responsibilities including assignments, dealing with roommates, and staying healthy. Just because you maintained straight A’s in high school doesn’t mean you will get straight A’s in college. If you learn how to manage your time wisely, […]

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College Prep Q&A: College Applications

Completing college applications fully and accurately is an important aspect of the college prep process. Below are the 4 top tips for developing attractive college applications. Parents, encourage your teen to read and implement the following tips! 1. Don’t wait until the last minute! I remember creating a schedule to make sure my college applications were […]

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What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This common career question can be overwhelming—especially if you don’t even know where to begin. Our suggestion: break it down into smaller brainstorm that can start you thinking about your strengths, passions, and interests. One of our favorite questions is “If you had your own television […]

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Common Questions Asked During the College Admissions Interview

As your teen prepares his or her college applications, be mindful that he or she may be invited for a college admissions interview. The main goal of a college interview is for the admission staff to get to know your child beyond grades, extracurricular activities, and admission essay. The interviewer wants to make sure that your teen will be […]

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Financial, Aid

5 Financial Aid Planning Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

Financial aid makes attending college possible for many students. It comes in various forms and amounts, but the process of paying for college starts long before the acceptance letter arrives. Here are some things to keep in mind about financial aid so that the college dream becomes a reality for you. 1. Submit the FAFSA […]

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