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Super Senior

The goal of college-bound students is to identify their major, take their classes and graduate in four years. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, that four-year plan is becoming harder and harder to achieve with some taking five or more years to graduate. These students are being called “super seniors,” students who are in their fifth…

Leadership Training & ROTC Scholarships

Scores of incoming college students are unaware that the military is a source of financial aid to the tune of about $1 billion each year. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) offers generous college scholarships in exchange for a very serious commitment. Most of these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who go directly…

April Newsletter 2013: 4 Reasons to Take a Gap Year & More

  Happy April! It is decision time for seniors! We are proud that Westface College Planning students have been offered admission and some nice award packages from numerous colleges including Beloit, Brandeis, Brown, Cal Poly, BU, Dominican, Chapman, Hampshire, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Lewis & Clark, McGill, Middlebury, Redlands, Santa Clara, St. Mary’s, Trinity, UC Berkeley,…

Calculator: How Parents Can Use It to Figure Out How Much to Save

How often have you found yourself looking at your child and thinking, “How much will I need to save for their college fund?” Saving and investing for your student’s college education is quite literally a huge investment in his or her future. Among men, median earnings of four-year college graduates were 63% higher than median…

President’s Scholar Program

As acceptance letters start rolling in, it can be difficult to choose once college over another. One way to help you decide between colleges is to consider going to a one that offers a program like the one offered by Lehigh University. The President’s Scholar Program recognizes undergraduate college students’ outstanding academic outstanding achievement by…

Waitlist or Deferred: What Do They Mean?

College acceptance letters are on their way out – some students may have already received them. There are four answers that your student can receive from the admissions committee: accepted, rejected, deferred or waitlisted. The first two are pretty easy to decipher, however the last two are a little more complicated. Receiving a deferred answer…