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Need-Blind vs. Need-Aware Colleges: Why You Should Apply Regardless

Recently the labels “need-blind” and “need-aware” were thrust into the spotlight.  After years of promoting themselves as a need-blind college, George Washington University admits they generally adopt need-aware practices. In fact, about 10% of prospective students falling outside the top-achieving admissions migrate from “admitted” to “waitlisted” at GWU each year due to financial need consideration….

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November Newsletter 2013: Common App Issues, College Curriculum Debates, Scholarship Resources & More

It’s November and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Many seniors have already applied for early admission to some private colleges and all seniors foresee regular admission deadlines looming upon the horizon.  Ongoing issues with Common Application were an unwelcome distraction in the midst of an already stressful time.  In response to these problems, a growing…

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Recommendation Letters: A Powerful Tool in Your Application Arsenal

Thinking your grades may not hold up for admission to a prestigious, private university?  Think again! While colleges absolutely consider GPA as a factor for admission, not all of us are straight-A super-students who dedicate countless hours in extracurricular activities.  Like many high school students, you may have struggled for a solid B average.  That…

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Alleviating the Common App Blues

For many incoming students attempting to apply for early consideration via Common Application, roadblocks of technical issues plague their submissions. Implemented as a time-saver, Common App provides a platform for students to conveniently mass submit their applications to many colleges at once.  Their new 4th generation system, which forgoes physical paperwork and instead utilizes digital…

Repayment Tips for Student Loans – Part 2

Repaying your student loans right after graduating college can be overwhelming. Many students don’t realize how much they’ve actually borrowed to get themselves through school. In the first half of our 2-part blog we discussed repayment options for your student loans. Now we will discuss why it’s so important to keep your lender in the…

College Planning for Today’s High School Senior

Did you just begin your final year of high school? Is college on the horizon? Preparedness is key for successful college planning. Staying on top of deadlines and remembering all the requirements can be a task in itself. As you prepare to move on to the next phase of your life, college planning is a…