One of the most daunting parts of the college application process can be the search for financial aid. The question of how you/your parents will be able to afford college often seems difficult to answer. It doesn’t have to be if you arm yourself with knowledge! Start by finding out which types of financial aid […]
3 Reasons to Start Your College Applications Now!
In a lot of ways, applying to college is like going to the dentist. It’s something you know you should do and you know is good for you! But it’s also something you really, really aren’t looking forward to. Which is why many high school seniors put off college applications until the last minute. Some […]
5 Bad Reasons to Choose One College Over Another
It’s almost here! That wondrous time when you start getting acceptance letters and congratulatory emails from colleges, and you finally get to pick where you want to go to college. It’s exhilarating! And it needs to be something you take seriously, lest you end up choosing a school for all the wrong reasons. If you’re […]
3 Reasons Why Many Students Never Get Scholarships
This week’s post is provided by guest blogger Jocelyn Paonita, founder of The Scholarship System. Winning scholarships is always a hot topic with students. Who doesn’t want free money? Scholarships are free dollars that universities, organizations, and companies give to students to help them pay for college. While some of the money may be strictly for tuition, […]
Should you Submit Both ACT and SAT Scores to Colleges?
It’s something that we’re hearing more and more of, students who are submitting both ACT and SAT score to the colleges they are applying to. It seems to be a fairly new phenomenon; it’s something that’s become particularly prevalent (and that we’ve been asked more and more about) in the last couple of years. The […]
Thinking About Going to Law School?
We answer a lot of admissions questions throughout the year. One of the most prevalent is about going to law school. Kudos to all of you pre-planning future law students! With that in mind, here are some pointers for you looking to get your JD. The Basics These are the two basic requirements to be […]
Admission Tips: What Makes You Unique?
Many college hopefuls fret about how to make themselves stand out during the application process. Some of you may be a part of as many extracurricular activities as possible and some of you are taking an all-AP curriculum. Some of you focus on volunteering or establishing yourself in rare or unique fields. You may even […]
Don’t Be Afraid of College Application Essays!
College application essays tend to make everyone fearful and hesitant. What do you write about? What should you write about? Are there things schools want to hear? When these questions come to mind, embrace the fear and use it to write memorable essays that make you stand out. Stop worrying and get writing. Whether we like […]
3 Reasons to Take the SAT Your Junior Year
So, you’re approaching or in your junior year of high school. You’re tackling new classes, subjects, and challenges! One of the things you’re about to face (if you haven’t already,) is the PSAT. The PSAT is usually administered in October and juniors take it for two reasons. A sort of “dry run” for the SAT. […]
College, Tech School, and Grad School. What’re the Differences?
You’re on the last leg of your high school education. The world is your oyster and you’re about to head out on your own and take it on. Understandably, you feel powerful. You’re finally going to live life the way you want it! You’re going to start forging your own path. However, with great power […]