College Selection

The Eight Factors College Admissions Officials Look for in Your Application

The Eight Factors College Admissions Officials Look for in Your Application

Understand the admissions factors college admissions officials consider in an student to build a great application.

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How to Research Colleges

How to Research Colleges

Researching colleges systematically and carefully is critical to building a list that genuinely fits the student.

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Questions You Should Ask on a Campus Tour

Questions You Should Ask on a Campus Tour

Most campus tours will focus on amenities and prestige factors But as a parent helping your child, here are questions you should be asking at a campus tour.

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Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

To make a good college list, focus on finding good fits, rather than chasing after the highest-ranked colleges. Rankings are arbitrary.

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How a College Admissions Coach Can Help You Achieve Better Results

How a College Admissions Coach Can Help You Achieve Better Results

An experienced college admissions coach can be critical to help students and families navigate the process, set priorities, and achieve better outcomes.

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Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Some colleges require or offer the opportunity for students to have an interview as part of their college admissions process. Here's how to ace an interview.

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How to Create a College List

How to Create a College List

Building a college list is one of the most critical parts of the college application process, ensuring that college doesn't turn into a $200,000 mistake.

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Six Tips to Help You Cut the Cost of College by Tens of Thousands

Six Tips to Help You Cut the Cost of College by Tens of Thousands

While the benefits of a college education outweigh the costs by a lot, the cost is daunting. Here are six tips on how you can cut the cost of college by tens of thousands of dollars.

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The Importance of the Career Center in Choosing Colleges

The Importance of the Career Center in Choosing Colleges

Career centers on campus are an under-utilized resource. They can make the difference between an education that pays off vs. one that doesn't.

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Why Finding a Great Fit College Matters

Why Finding a Great Fit College Matters

College admissions isn't just about getting in, it's about finishing and thriving in life. That's why it matters that you find a great fit college.

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The Eight Factors College Admissions Officials Look for in Your Application

The Eight Factors College Admissions Officials Look for in Your Application

Understand the admissions factors college admissions officials consider in an student to build a great application.

Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer internships or other immersive study opportunities can help in picking your major and applying to college. Here are some well-regarded programs.

Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

College can cost upwards of $80,000 a year. Maximizing financial aid and qualifying for scholarships is critical. Here's how the system works.

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

The Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basis on which colleges decide financial aid, so it is important students and parents fill them out.

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

The CSS/Profile, like the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), it is used to determine how much money a college will offer you.

Tips for College Essay Writers

Tips for College Essay Writers

Jane Hirschhorn offers practical tips for moving through the college essay writing process with ease and confidence.

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