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College Planning Tips

Applications & Essays

THE HOW AND THE WHY OF TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

TIPS FOR A POLISHED APPLICATION

TACKLING THE APPLICATIONS

THE ESSAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPRESS

Financial Aid

MYTHS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

WHAT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF AID YOU RECEIVE?

WHAT IS THE CSSPROFILE ALL ABOUT?

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAFSA - FOR EVERYONE

THE FASA IS COMPLETED, NOW WHAT?

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE FAFSA IS SENT OFF?

SEARCHING FOR PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

TOP TEN SCHOLARSHIP TIPS

WHAT IS THE WUE AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

For Freshman

COLLEGE TIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN

DOES FRESHMEN YEAR REALLY COUNT?

For Juniors

THE 'WHY' AND THE 'HOW' OF TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

JUNIORS NOW IS YOUR TIME

How Juniors can avoid this year's senior's pain

THOSE LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER.... OR MAYBE NOT

RISING SENIORS - UP OUT OF BED, COLLEGE AWAITS

For Seniors

COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTS - A REALITY

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GO TO THAT COLLEGE?

THINKING BEYOND GRADUATION

RISING COLLEGE PARENTS - HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER

WHICH COLLEGES ACCEPTED YOU? WHO CARES?

SENIORITIS - IS IT CONTAGIOUS? IS IT FATAL?

WHEW! IT'S OVER!! THINK AGAIN

College Search

APRIL 1ST - THE LONG AWAITED DATE

COLLEGE DECISION LETTER. FAT OR THIN ENVELOPE - WHICH WILL IT BE?

DECISION TIME. IT MAY BE HARDER THAN YOU THINK

WAITLISTED .THE THIN ENVELOPE THAT IS NOT A DENIAL

WAITLISTED- WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT DO YOU DO?

DOES IT HAVE TO BE AN IVY? WILL ANY COLLEGE DO?

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR FINAL LIST OF COLLEGES?

IS THERE ONLY ONE "GOOD FIT" OR "RIGHT MATCH" COLLEGE FOR YOU?

REASONS NOT TO CHOOSE A COLLEGE

STEERING CLEAR OF MISCONCEPTIONS OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS?

WHAT IS A STRONG TRANSCRIPT AND WHY IS IT NECESSARY?

APPLYING TO COLLEGE MEANS EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS

College Visits

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF A CAMPUS VISIT.

HOW IMPORTANT IS A CAMPUS VISIT? (2)

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF A COLLEGE VISIT

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COLLEGE VISIT

General Planning

ADVANTAGES OF ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS

HAVE YOU CHOSEN A MAJOR YET?

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A COMMUNITY COLLEGE?

THE FINE ART OF PARENT/CHILD SEPARATION

TO GAP OR NOT TO GAP. THAT IS THE QUESTION

YEAR OFF - A.K.A. 'GAP YEAR' - AN ALTERNATIVE