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The ACT Essay is Changing in September 2015

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…

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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,…

Admissions Mistakes

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…

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Keep Your Summer Golden with These 5 College Planning Tips

Rising Seniors: As the sun lights up summer evenings, you can bask in the relaxation of BBQs and pool parties.  It’s an enchanting feeling of getting lost in the warmth and timelessness.  As you recharge, it’s also a crucial period of preparation for the final bow of your high school career and the exciting college…

Canadian Universities

Canadian Universities Offer Americans Affordable Degrees

American high school graduates searching for a bargain—and, of course, a top-rated school—are grabbing their passports and travelling north.  According to the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., an estimated 10,000 Americans are pursuing degrees in Canada; that number is up from 3,500 ten years ago. Even coupled alongside extra fees for international students, colleges and universities in Canada…

June 2015 Newsletter: Student Loan Rate Set to Drop

June 2015 Newsletter Stafford Loans Subject to Lower Interest Rates It’s June, and summer marks the momentous transition from sophomore to junior, and junior to senior. A warm congratulations to any graduating seniors. You did it! You next step is building your college funding plan, and I’m here to help. Sign up for a workshop or give me a call today!…