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7 Parenting Mistakes That Are Hurting Your College-Bound Teen

One of the top characteristics that college admissions staff are looking for in college applications is evidence of leadership skill development. Now, your teen doesn’t have to be class president or football captain, but he or she can develop his or her leadership skills within the organization in other roles such as managing projects or events.  The bigger picture for college admissions officers is to carefully select students who have a foundation of leadership skills to be further developed in college. So, your college-bound teen must include how he or she has been a leader in the college application to gain the competitive advantage in successfully getting into college. (more…)

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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10 Strategies to Raise Your Teen’s ACT Scores!

Learn 10 strategies to raise ACT scores. Preparing for the ACT is equally as challenging as taking the ACT. Support your child and encourage them to use the following strategies to score higher on the ACT. 1. Don’t study for material you have already mastered! 2. Take notes during the reading section of the ACT. 3. Eliminate […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Staying Safe on Campus: 5 Essential Tips

There’s no time quite like college. For most people, it’s the most exciting four (or five) years of their life. However, the transition to higher education is not without its challenges. You must be responsible for your classes and your finances. You also must be accountable for your safety. The following five tips will help you stay […]

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College Success Spotlight: LaToniya Jones

I talk a LOT about the partnership model when it comes to other players in the college prep process besides the college applicant (parents, educators, and community organizations). I believe that it is vital for parents to stay engaged with their teens throughout the entire college prep process. Parents, this means that you are educating yourself […]

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College Success Spotlight: Monica Matthews

One of the most important aspects of preparing for college is financing college. Parents, I am sure that there is no surprise for you that the costs of college tuition and related costs are rising everyday (it seems like!). The other side of that issue is that many college graduates are leaving college drowning in […]

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College Success Spotlight: Tracy Cooper

I believe that it is vital for parents to help their teens to get work, volunteer, and/or internship experience to develop the skills necessary to do well in college courses and graduate from college. Additionally, this type of experience looks great on college applications, college admission essays, and resumes! Speaking of resumes, I am so […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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College Success Spotlight: Surviving College

College has its unique challenges including students having to get familiar with a new environment and freedoms. I remember when I was so excited to be free to do anything when I moved into my dorm in my freshman year. I learned quickly freedom comes with responsibility. No one will knock on your door with […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Looking Ahead to 2013: College Prep Tips for Parents

  Wow, I can’t believe that we are days away from 2013! In my last radio show of the year, I talked about key aspects of the college prep process that parents and teens must keep in mind to continue to be successful in this process next year! I gave specific action steps that families can […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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What the 2012 US Election can Teach Teens about Writing a Winning College Admission Essay

How do you plan to write a convincing college admissions essay to present your best self to the college admissions staff? While all parts of the college application process are important, the college admissions essay gives the admissions staff insight into the person behind the test scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities, etc. They get a chance to see […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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How Safe are Your Teens from Dating Violence?

One in five students reported being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner in a survey of over four thousand 9th through 12th graders. Parents, did you read that? Read it again. Yes, this is happening right now, all around the world, and under your nose (well, some of you). How so? Keep reading. […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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College Prep Radio Updates

I have started my radio show on Blog Talk Radio for college-bound students and families also known as College Prep Radio! I get the wonderful opportunity to inform and empower parents of college-bound students to partner with their teens for a successful transition to the college environment. If you have missed any broadcasts, they are recorded and […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Parents, you may be thinking about your teen’s future, but is your teen thinking about it?

I want to announce some very exciting news! My article, Parents, is your teen ready for college?, is the featured article on Our Mom Spot! Parents, it is essential for you to stay involved in every aspect of your teen’s college prep process. I have given you tools and the resources to be a supportive parent […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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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 […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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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 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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