Category Archives: Preparing for college

FAFSA Essentials: What Every Student Needs to Know

For Seniors preparing to apply for federal financial aid or Juniors just beginning their college search, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one form nearly every college bound student will encounter. Completing the application may require tracking … Continue reading

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Parents’ discussion guide: Questions to ask your student’s academic advisor

Help to set your teen up for success by starting an ongoing conversation with their school counselor or academic advisor. If you’re speaking with a school counselor for the first time, you might be a little unsure of what to … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Made Easy: Help Your High Schooler Master the FAFSA

The big day is approaching: this fall college classes will begin, new friends will be made, and students across the country will embark on their biggest journey yet. But before they start, there’s still a lot to do. And one … Continue reading

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Ten tips and tricks to help you study for the SAT and ACT

Practice makes perfect Whether you’re taking the SAT or ACT, practice tests are the best way to prepare for the real thing. Get familiar with test structure, time allotment, and the type of content you’ll face. The familiarity will also … Continue reading

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5 must-have tips for writing college application essays

You want to stand out. The application essay is your chance to let your college admissions office know who you are, and why you would be great at their school. Yet, on the practical side, you’re a busy senior with … Continue reading

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Planning ahead for financial aid

Picture yourself moving to college next fall: unpacking, organizing your dorm, meeting your roommate, learning your way around campus. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to focus on these things because you already know how you will cover your … Continue reading

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Looking back

Assess your first month away Chances are, your first month at college has been full of new experiences. Some of them may have been confusing and challenging, but most of them were probably exciting. And now that you’re more settled, … Continue reading

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Senior-year checklist

Chart your course to college Whether it’s studying for exams, preparing your college applications, or trying to make the most of your time with friends, senior year of high school can be very busy. That’s why we’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Sharpen your number 2 pencil

Prepping for the SAT and ACT The SAT and ACT may be intimidating, but having the right tools at your disposal can help you feel prepared for the challenge. Whether you’ve already started studying or have yet to open a … Continue reading

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Habits that help

The importance of creating routines at college One of the most exciting parts of starting college is your new independence. Suddenly, your schedule is up to you – and there are so many fun things to discover. However, if you … Continue reading

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