What Type of College Application Plan is Best for YOUR Teen?

Most families do not realize there are several types of application plans offered by colleges and universities. Before deciding which application plan is right for your child, you must understand the difference thoroughly. Choosing which is best for your child will help determine what schools to apply to, and the timelines that need to be adhered to when applying to specific schools. There are two application plans: Non-Restrictive Plans and Restrictive Plans. Non-Restrictive Applications Plans allow students to wait until May 1 to confirm enrollment. These include: Regular Decision is the application process in which a student applies to [...]

6 Tips About College Admission Results

With the competition for college admission being extremely intense today, even the most promising students face rejection or waitlists. In 2018, The New York Times published an excellent article titled “6 Tips About College Admission Results” by Tanya Caldwell that is a must read for all high school students, especially juniors getting ready to begin their college application process in a few months. I reprinted the article in its entirety because it is well worth the read. Enjoy!! Andi For students, the results of the college application process can be both an exhilarating and painful experience. There are the [...]

Is Advanced Placement Worth It For College Admission?

High school Guidance counselors often encourage students to take AP classes [1]. Are they right?It’s almost considered a truism: Advanced Placement courses can only help you in your quest to enter the best colleges.AP classes have advantages – but there are drawbacks as well.The Positives of Advanced PlacementTaking an AP class will usually get your GPA increased. Depending on how your high school rates them, AP classes can be worth an entire grade more than their regular counterpart – that’s how some students end up with GPAs greater than the theoretically-perfect 4.0. And even if your school doesn’t inflate AP [...]

It is Time to Fill out the FAFSA for Financial Aid

Each year, families find themselves completing at least one, if not two, financial aid forms for college scholarships. The documents may seem daunting, but without them, no aid will be forthcoming. Learn how to get money for college now – FAFSA tips and understanding the financial aid package. You need to complete the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for federal student aid. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial assistance to pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to [...]

The Ins and Outs of Building a Realistic College List

Learn about the Ins and Outs of Building a Realistic College List.

Social Media and College Admissions – Updated for 2021

Learn how to choose which type of college scholarship and college funding is right for you.

Are You Properly Prepared When Asking for Letters of Recommendation?

Updated for 2020 and the Constraints of the Coronavirus Pandemic Most college applications require two teacher recommendations. It is important to ask two teachers who know you well to write this letter. Preferably, the teachers you choose will be ones who taught you during your junior year. Usually, when asking a teacher for a recommendation, it is best to ask IN PERSON and at the beginning of the school year. Since many high schools will open the school year online, EMAIL your preferred teachers with your request. Many teachers will commit to writing a specific number of recommendation letters, and [...]

Making the Most Out of Summer Vacation between Junior and Senior Year of High School

Summer break is the perfect time to get a head start on your college applications. There are many things a rising senior can do to prepare for application season. Below is a list of suggestions: Finalize the list of colleges to which you wish to apply. The list should consist of up to three reach schools, four to six target schools and up to three safety schools. Summer is the perfect time to begin writing college essays. The main essays on the Common Application are available online. Review your choices and begin the writing process. I suggest my clients [...]

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