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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Explaining a student’s extracurricular activities is an integral part of the holistic admissions process at U.S. universities. Here's what you need to know.

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What Families Need to Know About College Financial Aid

What Families Need to Know About College Financial Aid

Student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1.5 trillion dollars. Parents and students need to know how college financial aid works.

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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 You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

How You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

Last spring taught us some lessons about thriving with remote learning. Here are keys to success with online education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Many families don't think early enough about how to pay for college. But with a little planning, the challenge of paying for college is manageable.

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Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Summer vacation can be a moment to take a break after an intense school year. But it's also a time to really focus on college admissions and college planning.

Here's a great list of things parents and students can do over the summer!

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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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How to Choose Your College

How to Choose Your College

In the spring of senior year, students receive decisions from colleges. Here are LifeLaunchr's tips for making your college decision wisely.

How to Research Colleges

How to Research Colleges

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

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.

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.

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.

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