November 10, 2019

*College campus tours are packed with information and always an amazing experience. In my "notes on the fly" blog, I will be sharing facts about the college/university that I write "on the fly" during my visits.*

University of St Andrews, Scotland:

Upon graduation, the...

October 8, 2019

Summer's over and there's plenty of work to be done on the college hunt. Here's a clip-and-save list of what you should be doing this fall:

Juniors & Seniors
Attend college presentations at your school – very important since the representative who comes to your school w...

October 8, 2019

Early Decision is a binding admissions decision plan. In exchange for receiving an earlier admissions decision, students applying ED agree that, if they’re admitted, they’ll attend that college and withdraw all of their other college applications. Typically, Early Deci...

September 5, 2019

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. In some cases, colleges will not consider an applicant for mer- it aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. The FAFSA shou...

September 5, 2019

In a 2018 study by the American Psycho- logical Association, “Stress in America Generation Z”, it was shocking to read that that school/mass shootings are now a high source of stress for teenagers, with 3 in 4 seeing this as a significant source of anxiety. Worry about...

May 7, 2019

There are so many moving parts to a student’s search for the ‘right’ college – location, academic options, student services, clubs and organizations, career preparations – but none of them matters if a family is unable to afford that wonderful education. Attending coll...

May 7, 2019

Colleges and universities are a student’s new ‘home away from home’, and as such, must provide comprehensive support to their student body. That support comes in many different forms and knowing what is available should be part of the research a family completes before...

April 15, 2019

A recent survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep found that the number of college admission officers reviewing applicants’ social media pages is on the decline. In 2015, 40% of readers reported checking students’ online presence but in 2018, only 25% did so. Attitudes tow...

April 15, 2019

If you’ve applied for financial aid and filed all the paperwork by the appropriate deadline, an award letter outlining a college’s offer of financial assistance should arrive close on the heels of your notification of acceptance.  Here’s a guide to understanding what t...

March 12, 2019

Most of us have a few pairs of shoes in our closet – shoes for sports, church, the beach or the ballroom – and most of us have one or two pairs that we love and wear over and over. Why? Because they fit beautifully, look good, take us places, and bring us happiness. Fi...

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