Archive for the ‘admissions’ Category


ScholarPrep 5 Day Challenge for Parents and Students

  Every parent wants to know how to help their college-bound teen with college prep. But where do you begin and what steps should you take to help? Jordan Schanda, Founder and Owner of ScholarPrep, has created a FREE 5 day challenge for parents and students to help them stand out on their college application. […]

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How to Help Your Student Handle Rejection

  This post was originally written for University Parent and posted at UniversityParent.com—Help Your Student Handle Rejection In high school, my son participated in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program and had high hopes of attending a military academy after graduation. However, due to less-than-stellar SAT scores and our family’s general lack of […]

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Are You Considering an Independent College Advisor?

  With all the ins and outs of college prep, it’s becoming more and more common for parents to hire and independent college advisor to help with the process. But how do you shop for someone you can trust? Are all advisors the same? What type of questions should you ask? This decision can be a costly […]

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College Rejection Meltdown

  We’ve all been there. We don’t want our children to be rejected. When someone rejects them, it cuts us to the core. How could anyone reject my sweet little girl? How dare that college turn their admission request down! But some parents take it too far. They call. They write. They beg and plead. […]

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Step-by-step Guide for a Killer Essay

This post originally appeared on WorthPointe, a Dallas based financial group, and was written by a former Brown University football player, graduate and commencement speaker. His advice should be helpful when writing the college essay and scholarship essays. ________________________________________________ All selective schools and and nearly all scholarships have more qualified candidates than they have admissions […]

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Tips to Prevent Having an Offer of Admission Withdrawn

Towards the end of high school, it’s normal for students to look forward to college life with excitement. Preparation for admission by students and their parents commences around this period. Withdrawing a college admission offer is uncommon, but it occurs. It can crush a student’s spirit and lead to starting the admission process all over […]

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3 Artificial Intelligence Tools to Help with College Prep

  Today’s guest post is from GoSchoolWise, a new website offering free tools to help with college prep. Is this school a good fit for my child? Do we have a balanced college list? How much will college cost us? If these are the questions you are asking yourself, there is good news. A smart […]

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10 Steps to an Affordable College Education

  How can you assure that your student receives an affordable college education? I received this comment on one of my blog posts from a parent: I am so unprepared. I had no idea about the steps I should have taken. My daughter officially started class yesterday and I am struggling to figure out how […]

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College-What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Then

  Today my daughter turns 35. It seems like yesterday we were visiting and applying to colleges. Since then, she graduated with a Bachelors and a Masters in Marketing. She has two wonderful boys and the life she always hoped for. From the time she was small, she dreamed of going to college in Boston. […]

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How to Talk to Your Student About College

Do you have 2 minutes? Two minutes is all it takes to heat up a microwave dinner, brush your teeth, or make your bed in the morning. We all have two minutes. Knowing that our lives are crazy and hectic, Adam Blumenthal of the College Planning Network has created two minutes videos to help parents answer […]

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