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The ACT Essay is Changing in September 2015

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Guest blogger Amy Rodriguez of Excellence for College has timely information about the ACT changes. Students will see a completely different ACT Writing Section (Essay) on the ACT test offered on September 12, 2015. So why is it that none of the students I talk to have heard anything about this? Well, it’s time to get the word out, since the … [Read more...]

Warming Up for the CSS PROFILE

CSS PROFILE - Warming Up

While the CSS PROFILE® is required for only about 20 percent of private colleges, for students applying to those schools, the application can be overwhelming. High school guidance counselors may spend most of their time preparing students for submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (which is required for all schools, … [Read more...]

July 2015 Newsletter: The Real Cost of College

Real Cost of College

July 2015 Newsletter High Cost of Living, More Financial Aid   It's July, a time for soaking in warm summer rays and enjoying some well-deserved R&R. Summer break continues, and as your student basks in the bliss of their vacation, it's the perfect opportunity to get them ahead of their planning game (even if only … [Read more...]

The Top 3 Admissions Mistakes Students and Their Parents Make

Admissions Mistakes

Mistake #1: Applying to Too Many Colleges Offender: Students and Parents College acceptance is a numbers game, and not just GPA and SAT numbers. The more applications you submit, the more chances you have of getting in somewhere...Right? Not necessarily. It’s true that more students are applying to more schools, so you don’t want to be at … [Read more...]