Plan for College, Prepare for Life

As parents we want nothing more than for our children to become successful and happy.  A large part of that centers on education.  Helping our children transition from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, from high school to college, from college to career.  In an increasing number of cases however, …

Showcasing Your Accomplishments for College Applications

Historically, college applications did not provide a platform for profiling or expressing a student’s “resume” outside of academics and test scores; space for a limited list of activities at best.  More recently, the option to upload documents has put greater emphasis on the development and sharing of a resume.  There is even a video resume …

The ACT and the SAT – Now There’s the CLT

  There’s always been a standing question with high school students whether to take the SAT, the ACT or both.  Now there is a third standardized test available, the Classic Learning Test or CLT The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude …

How High School Sophomores Can Prepare for College

College is an important milestone after high school, which is why it’s never too early for high school students to start preparing. Colleges will look at all four years of grades, courses and extracurricular activities when reviewing applications, so it’s important for high school sophomores to start preparing for college in the following ways. Choosing …

How High School Juniors Can Prepare for College

As a high school junior, it’s important to get ahead of the game for college. Don’t wait until the fall of your senior year to start thinking about college admissions, since there are many things you can be doing now to prepare yourself for college. Push yourself! When college admissions officers are reviewing transcripts, your …

Filing for Financial Aid

If you have applied for a college and were accepted, you might be wondering, now how do I pay for the next few years of my education. If you are like most students, you need help in the form of financial aid awards and loans to attend school. In order to receive help in these …

College Admissions Options for the Application Process

Colleges generally offer prospective students multiple options when it comes to the application process. Once you have decided on your final choices, check the admissions policy and the deadlines for each college on your list. Doing so will give you a better understanding of your application timeline. Whatever option you choose, you should submit your …

The Dos and Don’ts of College Essays

College essays are an essential step in applying for college, and the most common area where students make mistakes. While college essays are definitely not rocket science, they cause students a large amount of stress and can be an important factor in whether a student is accepted or not accepted to a college. Here are …

Financial Aid and How it is Determined

When you’re applying for college, you may also need to apply for financial aid. This process can seem very daunting, and you may be wondering how your eligibility for financial aid is determined from the information on your application. Your eligibility for financial aid depends on many factors that are used to determine how much …