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How Can I Get To Know My Teachers Better? Apr 12, 2018

How do you get to know your teachers or counselor better? Here are 3 tips to building relationships with your teachers and counselors. 

  1. Show up!  Make sure your counselor or teachers know you personally by showing up for class, for appointments and for school activities.  Drop by...
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Tips To Becoming A Student Athlete club sports div i sports div ii sports div iii sports intramural sports naia ncaa ncaa eligibility center njcaa student athlete varsity sports Mar 22, 2018

Do you have what it takes to play sports in college? Many students do - either at the varsity level or in clubs and intramurals.  Each athletic division has their own athletic and academic eligibility requirements. More competitive divisions may want to see videos of your...

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6 Advantages to Studying in the United Kingdom college in the uk study abroad Mar 15, 2018

Have you considered studying abroad?  What if you could study abroad for your entire college experience rather than just one semester?  

There are several advantages to studying in the United Kingdom

  1. Studying in the United Kingdom could be a great way for you to experience...
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Size Does Matter- College Undergraduate Size college fit college search college selection college size large colleges learning style observant learner participant learner picking colleges private colleges state colleges total size undergraduate size Mar 08, 2018

As you explore which colleges are the right match for you, consider the size of the student body. How many undergraduates attend the college? This can make a big difference in your experience on a college campus. Think of college sizes in these four categories (based on...

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Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters compare cost of college comparing financial aid award letters cost of attendance expected family contribution gap grants net price parent loans paying for college plus loans schoalrships student loans Mar 01, 2018

You got into the top three schools on your list.  Each has sent you a financial aid award. One offer looks better than the other two, but is it really?  It’s important to compare financial aid offers.  Here are 6 questions to ask: 

  1. What is your Cost of...
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5 Tips for Spring Break College Visits college visit itinerary college visits drive through college visit good college fit official college visit questions to ask colleges virtual college tours Feb 16, 2018

Use your spring break to visit colleges but be aware of spring break schedules for the colleges you wish to visit. It's best to see a college when students are on campus. Here are a few tips to prepare for your spring college...

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7 Tips To Ace The SAT act sat sat essay test day checklist test optional testing schedule Feb 08, 2018

 How can you ace the SAT? Here are 7 tips for you: 

  1. Test Day Checklist. Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Be sure you arrive at the SAT prepared with the right tools. See TEST DAY CHECKLIST. Be sure to bring a protein snack, a watch, and an approved...
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Top 5 Myths about Paying for College college money myths financial aid financial aid myths in-state college money for college out of pocket college cost out-of-state college outside scholarships private colleges public colleges Jan 26, 2018

Don’t fall victim to these myths! 

1 My family makes too much money to qualify for financial aid.  
  
This is one of the biggest myths out there. You may not qualify for aid at one school, and qualify for lots of money at another school (see blog - How Do...

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4 Tips If You Are Still Applying To Colleges applying to college late adamission late application late college applications public universities regular decision religious affiliated colleges rolling admission Jan 19, 2018

Did you get started late on applying to colleges? Got your December test scores back and you're reconsidering what colleges you are applying to?  
 
Don’t worry! There are many colleges that you can apply to in January and after (even some through August)....

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How To Decipher Your PSAT Score Report nmqts psat psat/nmqts sat study for sat Jan 11, 2018

Taking PSAT is one step in preparing for the SAT.  It's also the test used to determine if you qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  A test for sophomores (the PSAT 10) will be offered by some schools between the end of February and early March....

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MID-YEAR CHECKLIST checklist high school counselor letters of recommendation new year psat standardized test summer planning Jan 05, 2018

January equals the mid-point of your school year. NOW is the time to review your MID YEAR CHECKLIST. This is an exciting but busy time for you.
 
1. Meet with your high school counselor 

  • Review PSAT scores with counselor and parents (if...
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Why Consider a Gap Year college gap year high school time off timeline Dec 01, 2017

Considering taking a Gap Year?

If you’re considering taking a “pause” from your studies, go through the college application process, but ask about deferral policies both for academics and financial aid. Thinking about those things now provides time to decide if a gap is a...

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