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Watch Your Step—But Don’t Be Afraid of a Gap Year!

Seniors: As you map out the timeline of your post-graduation time, have you considered the possibility of embracing a gap year? Commonly adopted by British and Australian students, a gap year promotes rejuvenation of the mind and time to align goals—specifically landing on a curricular and career path.  Benefits certainly lie in jumpstarting your college…

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October Newsletter 2014: Student Loan Apocalypse, CSS Profile & More

October Newsletter 2014 It’s October! Is your student considering one of the 300+ colleges that require the CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If your answer is a definite “yes”, and your student is applying Early Action or Early Decision, make sure to check the deadline for your…

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Early Action: Is It Your Gateway to Merit Aid?

Lazy summer days will soon linger behind us, and it’s especially difficult to push away the insistent demon of procrastination, whispering in your ear, “You have months to apply for college and the school year hasn’t even begun. Why start worrying about it now?”  You may want to flick the little pest away and remind…

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5 Thoughts to Confidently Shape Your Senior Year

Soon-to-be Seniors: While you rightfully have college on the brain, don’t unknowingly dismiss the last year of your high school career. Visualize yourself stepping onto campus as an official senior.  Keep these thoughts in mind as you traverse classes, time alongside your friends and all the wonderful life experiences you’re about to embrace: Teachers love…

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AP Courses… Are They Worth It?

It’s the time of the year again when high school students must decide which courses to take for the coming school year.  With college looming ahead, making wise choices is imperative in order to reduce time and money spent on college and to be competitive for scholarship awards.  But, does being “wise” mean that your…

Westface College Planning Awards $500 Grand Prize Scholarship

On Wednesday, April 9th, Beatrice Schultz of Westface College Planning handed out a larger-than-life check as a grand prize for the Peninsula Young Writers 4th Annual Writing Contest. As part of Westface College Planning’s mission to support local high school students as well as the community, we proudly represented ourselves as the primary sponsor for…