Why you need to get involved in extracurricular activities!

Why you need to get involved in extracurricular activities!

School is about more than just following an academic curriculum to fulfill graduation requirements. It’s also about seeing your school as an all-encompassing learning environment that has the potential to teach you more than what you can learn inside the classroom. In fact, what you learn outside the classroom can be just as important, if not more important, than what you learn inside the classroom. This is because many important character-building skills that are learned outside the classroom are directly applicable to succeeding in life.

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Think Like a College Admissions Officer

Think Like a College Admissions Officer

With the high school year officially getting underway and summer coming to a close, it’s important that students with college aspirations understand how college admission officers think about the admissions process. Because if a student can really understand how a college admission officer thinks, then this will allow the student to develop an action-oriented, strategic, and purposeful game plan that will make him/her as competitive as possible when applying to college. So let’s get into the mindset of admissions officers and discuss how they think so you can maximize your chances of getting into the college of your choice.

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Developing a Back to School Winning Game Plan!

Developing a Back to School Winning Game Plan!

We hope you are having a great summer. As the summer is starting to wind down, it’s important to start thinking about the next school year. Each year is about building upon the previous year to develop a strategic game plan that will culminate into getting into the...

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9 Important Strategies for Applying for Scholarships

9 Important Strategies for Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships are an important financial aid option available to students to help pay for college expenses, and the best part is they don’t have to be repaid. There are thousands of scholarships available to students each year, awarded based on a number of factors such...

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College and Financial Planning Strategies for the New Year!

College and Financial Planning Strategies for the New Year!

We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Many of the seniors just finished their college applications and some of them are starting to hear back from colleges already. Numerous students are getting fantastic acceptances with tens of thousands of dollars in free money and it’s only the beginning of January!

A lot of the free money for college acceptances will come from the colleges themselves. However, many students will get free money for college expenses through outside scholarships…

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Summer College Planning Updates — Exciting News!

Summer College Planning Updates — Exciting News!

We hope you are having a great summer! In our last blog article, we gave you a lot of insight and strategies for how to enjoy your summer while also strengthening your college admissions profile. As we mentioned, being the best college applicant possible is all about...

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The Summer Game Plan!

The Summer Game Plan!

The Summer Game Plan The summer is almost here and for students this is a great time to relax and have fun. It’s also a great time to further develop and strengthen your college admissions profile. Remember, being the best college applicant you can be is all about...

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How to Get Great Letters of Recommendation

How to Get Great Letters of Recommendation

One of the important parts of a college application is the letters of recommendation oftentimes required by many colleges. Letters of recommendation are important because they reveal traits about you that grades and test scores cannot. Also, they provide personal opinions of your character and show who is willing to speak on your behalf.

Letters of recommendation can carry serious weight in the admissions process and therefore, should not be taken lightly. To get the best letters of recommendation, here are some important areas to consider when choosing individuals to write a letter on your behalf…

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Lessons Learned from the College Application Season

Lessons Learned from the College Application Season

We hope your 2015 New Year is off to a great start. The college application season has started to wind down and there are already many great acceptances with numerous students getting tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship offers. And many more acceptances and scholarship offers are expected to continue throughout this college admissions cycle!

Through working with thousands of families over the years, we have learned quite a bit about how to get students into their dream colleges. We have also helped families get hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship offers including many full-ride tuitions.

We want to share with you some of the top strategies that have been working with our students this past application season so that you can be more prepared and successful in the college planning process. Here are the top five strategies:

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