College Unaffordability Perception: How to Keep it from Wreaking Havoc on Your College Search

When you’re starting the college search, it’s easy to hit a few brick walls. What’s one of the major not-so-soft landings?  Yep: The sticker shock that accompanies every website you scan, every pamphlet you read, every conversation you have about college. How are we going to afford this? How will we pay for this?  I …

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Merit Aid | Does a Gap Year Potentially Affect Merit Aid?

“How Does a Gap Year Potentially Affect Merit Aid?”

News headlines for the past year have been focused on the effect the pandemic has had on the college admission process for current seniors, with canceled standardized tests and virtual classrooms. But quarantine has also brought uncertainty of joining campus at all this coming fall. This uncertainty, along with widespread frustration with the unaltered tuition …

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Pay for College | Financial Aid Considerations

How Will You Pay for College? Financial Aid Considerations

Whether you are a senior currently submitting applications, a junior building your college list, or a sophomore thinking about college, determining how you will pay for college is an important step in the college application process. First thing first, why is college so expensive? While many factors affect college costs, the biggest mistake that I …

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Common App Activities Worksheet | Track Character Counts

Common App Activities Worksheet: Track Character Counts and Spellcheck

Completing the activities section of the Common App can be frustrating. We created this handy spreadsheet to track the character count and enable us to run a spellcheck. Its free. Click on the link, and you will be prompted to ‘make a copy” which gives you your own personal version. Also, we loved this Activities …

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Demonstrated Interest | How to demonstrate interest?

This is How Colleges Evaluate Demonstrated Interest

Demonstrated interest shows how eager you are to attend a college. Demonstrated interest allows colleges to see which students are genuinely interested in their school. Why Demonstrated Interest?A 2017 report from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling found that around 40 percent of colleges surveyed said that demonstrated interest had some level of importance …

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