Tag: College Planning

Learn How to Differentiate Your College Application

Article in US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT By Caroline Duda, Contributor |Sept. 12, 2017, CLICK HERE to View Full Article The college application process can be daunting for even the most prepared of students, and it has only grown more competitive. For instance, in 2016, Harvard University received more than 39,000 applications but accepted just a little more than… Read more »

It’s FAFSA Time

The ever so time-consuming process of filling out your FAFSA may seem horrifying, but following some of our time-tested tips and tricks will help you get through the application process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to federal student aid, including scholarships, grants and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is a… Read more »

When It Comes to College, Only Half of America’s High Schoolers Say They Feel Prepared, Survey Finds

the74million.org By:  Katie Stringer  Click Here is View Full Article Only half of U.S. students think their high schools have prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, according to recent survey data. Compiled by the nonprofit YouthTruth, the data reveal an uncertainty among high schoolers in how to become ready for college and… Read more »

CAREER vs. MAJOR

                        Career vs. Major…Which Choice Comes First? Conventional wisdom suggests the answer to this question is that the choice of major is the most important decision and consequently drives the career choice.  Parents, friends, and some school personnel mistakenly have the student focus on a major.  Consequently, the student is asked repeatedly…”What are you going… Read more »

Ad(Mission): It’s not Fair

Georgia Tech Admissions BLOG  – – May 16, 2017 – – BY: Rick Clark – For full story, CLICK HERE I suppose I could have gone with “An Admission: It’s not fair!” What can I say, catchy titles are not my thing. Working on it. But at this time of year, “fairness” is a resounding… Read more »

Great Resource for TEXTBOOKS

I found another excellent resource for textbooks.  It may not provide all the books you need, but, you should check here first.  CLICK HERE

Tips on Paying for College

New York Times – – June 22, 2016 – – By, Mark A. Stein.  For full story CLICK HERE Students and parents navigating the college-selection process for the first time may benefit from the advice of experts familiar with college financing. ■ Students who may qualify for a highly selective college may find that less celebrated… Read more »

Two Extra Years in College can cost almost $300,000

USA Today – June 21, 2016 – by, Anna Helhoski, NERD WALLET – For full story – CLICK HERE Taking an extra year or two to complete a bachelor’s degree is common these days, but that additional time could cost a student nearly $300,000, according to a new study by NerdWallet. NerdWallet examined how much one or two… Read more »