5 Questions to Ask During a College Tour

When students first begin to research colleges and universities, their options often exist only within pamphlets and webpages. But soon you move on to campus tours, where an entirely new set of questions presents itself—not questions about basic admissions procedures  Read More…

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3 Tips for Acing Your AP Exams

Taking tests can be one of the more unpleasant aspects of school. But with AP exams, you have one distinct advantage—your teacher has been preparing you for them throughout the year! Of course, extra advice never hurts. With your instructor’s  Read More…

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How to Make Sense of Your FAFSA Offer

Your financial aid determinations can radically affect the schools where you ultimately enroll, so it’s important to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in order to maximize your award. After the U.S. Department of Education reviews  Read More…

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10 Things to Do on a College Trip

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Seeing a school can help narrow a student’s top choices and ultimately, provide information that will prove helpful when completing the applications and essays. But what you do while at the school is equally important. Here are 10 tips that will get you on the right track.  Read More…

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A Guide to Choosing the Right College

After standardized tests, campus tours, and applications, you’re probably ready for the college admissions drill to end. But now another important phase of the admissions process begins. Here are several factors to weigh as you navigate this difficult decision.  Read More…

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What to Do When You Change Your Mind About a College

Even after you decide on a particular college, many unforeseen factors can encourage or force you to change your mind. Whatever the reason, keep the following in mind if you have to make a last-minute change.  Read More…

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A College Counselor Chronicles Her Own Family’s Journey

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People often ask independent college counselor Lisa Mader what she would do if it were her son applying to college. Now that she’s actually going through the college search process as a parent herself, she is chronicling her experience to provide tips (and laughs) for other parents on the same journey.  Read More…

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3 Entrepreneurial Projects That Will Shine on a College Application

For a busy student who values a good night’s rest (as all students should!), the suggestion that entrepreneurial projects can boost your college application may seem vaguely scary, but think of these as a respite from academic work and an opportunity to try out a new pastime.  Read More…

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Mastering the ACT/SAT the Second Time Around

There are a number of ways to elevate your ACT or SAT score. While these exams can seem intimidating and unconquerable at times, they’re not impervious to thoughtful preparation. But for your result to jump dramatically, you must accomplish a great deal between exam dates.  Read More…

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3 Tips for Incoming High School Sophomores

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Follow these academic and social tips for a stellar sophomore year.  Read More…

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