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Archive for the ‘college planning’ Category


College Applications Approaching. Be Prepared.

  Throughout their entire school career, your students can often be working towards that one thing – college! So, when it comes the time to start thinking about applying, it can come with a lot of mixed emotions. Not only are they going to be happy that the time has finally come, but they’re also […]

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4 Alternatives to College

  Most parents want their children to get a good education and grow into mature adults. They save from an early age to ensure they can afford to send them to college. However, that path isn’t right for everyone, and some children would do better if they selected an alternative. The issue is that most […]

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Preparing Your Child for College Life

  Up until this point, your child has always lived with you. Over the past couple of decades, you have become used to seeing them almost every single day: cooking for them, picking them up and dropping them off to the places they need to be, helping them resolve problems and offering a shoulder to […]

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Key Questions to Ask Your Student Before College

  As a loving parent, aiding your child’s educational development is a priority at all times. Helping them gain the strongest foothold in college is undoubtedly the greatest support you could ever provide. Rather than forcing them, though, it’s imperative that your child gains the motivation and traits needed to do it for themselves. Here […]

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Not Going to College? Now What?

  This post was originally written for ClassandCareers.com and was posted as “Taking the non-traditional route after high school graduation”. Most high school seniors are geared up for graduation next month and that comes with a good case of senioritis. The typical path for a large percentage of graduates sends them off to college in the […]

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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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What is a Curriculum Vitae and How Can It Help Your Student?

  Parents that are helping their high school kids get into college have a lot of questions. Right now you probably have one big question. What is a curriculum vitae? A curriculum vitae (CV) is a document that lists a person’s education, accomplishments, qualifications, and past experience. While it sounds like a resume, there are […]

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Looking Ahead to 2017

  With the Christmas season upon us and students on winter break, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2017. First things first, take a look at scholarships with January deadlines. These should be at the top of your list to begin 2017. Make scholarship searching and applying a priority in 2017. Say you don’t […]

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Dear High School Junior

Dear High School Junior, Your quest for college intensifies this year. Junior year is THE most important year in the college process. It’s the year you focus your energy on college preparation. All the years leading up to this year have prepared you to begin this journey and as an admissions officer once told me, […]

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