Category Archives: Preparing for college

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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Now’s the time to get involved

The importance of extracurriculars Extracurricular activities aren’t just a way for you to pursue your hobbies – they can also show prospective colleges what makes you a stand out as an applicant. But with all the available options, it can … Continue reading

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Say thanks

Send notes to those who helped you make it to college It’s happening – you’ve graduated high school, been accepted into college, and will soon be settling into a brand-new rhythm of life. But before you pack your bags and … Continue reading

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Get financially fit for freshman year

Establish a budget A well planned budget is like a good workout plan: it maximizes your resources and minimizes the impact of life’s potential surprises. That’s why establishing one and sticking to it can be a great way to get … Continue reading

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Packing for freshman year

9 things you may not need your first month at college Packing for college can be challenging, especially when you’re not sure what to expect your freshman year. Although you may be tempted to fill your car with as much … Continue reading

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Preparing for the waitlist: 3 ways to stay positive

Picture it: You’ve applied to the school of your dreams. You’ve written an entrance essay and presented them with a list of your transcripts and accomplishments. Then, a few months later, you receive an envelope from your dream school informing … Continue reading

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