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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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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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4 Tips to A Less Stressful Financial Aid Process

For many students the entire financial aid process can be a very stressful, frustrating, and even overwhelming at times; however, if they know what their rights are they stand a much better chance of achieving superior results. Apply for Aid in January The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the gateway to financial aid […]

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Help Your Teen Prepare for College Over Summer Break

They know what your teen did last summer. College admissions officers, that is. Colleges treasure applicants who challenge themselves and push their boundaries, both inside and outside the classroom. As students spend the academic year balancing course work, extracurriculars, athletics, test preparation, and (almost forgot) a social life, summers offer invaluable opportunities to take advanced courses, […]

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