College List Building

Financial Hack: The New Paradigm for College Admissions List Building

Safety, Target, and Reach College Lists are Dead A couple of decades ago, building a college list based on your chances of admission—safety, target, reach—was a smart strategy. College costs weren’t as high as they are today and more students were vying for fewer spots. Fast forward 20+ years, students have over 5,000 colleges to …

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How to Assess Acceptance Likelihood and Affordability of a College

You’ve done the work to measure your level of interest in all the schools on your big college list. Now it’s time to determine if you can get admitted to a school and if you can afford it. Step three in the SMART college list building process is assess acceptance likelihood and affordability. This is …

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