Archives for December 2013

Is It Really Impossible to Get into College These Days?

There’s no question the students who get the attention of admission officers and do best in the college application process have figured out who they are and what they want. Be yourself. High school—and the college application process—are about students finding out who they are and what they love — not simply trying to create the image that … [Read more...]

Entering a Thriving New Age of Digital Learning

Digital learning is on the rise. As technology continues to flourish, the possibilities expand to heights we would’ve never imagined 20 years ago.  While some educators fully endorse it, others are skeptical if its potential positively affects students or will hinder them in the long-run. There’s no question that it’s growing: between 2010 … [Read more...]

Top 5 Factors to Consider Community College

As high school seniors plan their impending college career, they and their parents realize that after comparing Cost of Attendance at State, UCs and private colleges, it’s an extremely heavy financial burden.  Even with the support of financial aid, it’s likely that families will spend tens of thousands of dollars per school year. So, why not … [Read more...]

December Newsletter 2013: Gearing up for the FAFSA, Middle Class Scholarship & More

It's December!  We reach the end of 2013 and what better time to get a head start on the FAFSA? Because the application period for the FAFSA opens on January 1st 2014, the time sandwiched between the two holidays presents a fantastic opportunity to collect related documents.  This includes tax forms and bank statements, among others fully listed … [Read more...]

The 5 W’s to Buckling Down & Gearing Up for a Successful FAFSA

As we approach December, dressing Christmas trees with festive ornaments and enclosing presents in colorfully decorated wrapping paper, some muse about the upcoming year’s resolutions. One in particular should rank high on your list, particularly for those orchestrating a smooth transition from high school to college: preparing for the … [Read more...]