Archives for July 2015

Warming Up for the CSS PROFILE

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

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

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...]

Tell Your Kids: Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  They dream big: Astronauts, firefighters, doctors, etc.  Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions. Common wisdom claims a student’s choice of … [Read more...]