Category Archives: Preparing for college

Send out recommendation thank yous

This fall was likely full of tests, applications, and essays of all sorts. And that doesn’t even cover your school-work. College and scholarship applications not only took up a lot of your time, however: there were all of those recommendations … Continue reading

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Get your students ready for college acceptances

Early acceptance letters are already trickling out, but soon a flood of acceptance letters will be sent to your high school seniors. Once your students have received their acceptance letters, what happens next? It’s the perfect time to help them … Continue reading

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What do college admissions officers look for?

As you are looking at colleges and determining what you want in a college, you will also want to consider the other side of the relationship: what will the college want to see from you? Every college admissions office receives … Continue reading

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Your student has gotten early acceptance—now what?

Applying for early acceptance to college is a great way for students to lock in on the school they’re certain about. If your student has achieved early acceptance, what happens next? It’s the perfect time to help them get a … Continue reading

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Are you on track to graduate from high school?

Now that you have submitted your college applications, it may be tempting to relax and wait for the college acceptances to come in. But you may be missing something. Take this time to check in with your school counselor to … Continue reading

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College Interview 101

The basics: A college interview is a chance for you to meet a representative of the school and talk to them about how the institution may be the right fit for you. Although most admissions officers will be more interested … Continue reading

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The importance of career assessments

Discovering their path As students prepare for college, they face a range of decisions to make, including which career to pursue. With the number of majors to choose from growing and the options for potential careers changing faster than ever, … Continue reading

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Meet your guide on the road to college

There are a lot of things to consider as you prepare for college, so starting early can help make the whole process easier. Thankfully, you have a great resource for almost any question you might have as you start preparing … Continue reading

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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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