College Kids

College Kids

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

Your Guide to Self-Reporting High School Coursework

Your Guide to Self-Reporting High School Coursework

In the midst of college application season, the last thing bogged-down students want is another form to complete, another question to email their guidance counselor about, or…

TP’s Guide to Self-Promotion in the College Application Process

TP’s Guide to Self-Promotion in the College Application Process

Applying to college is essentially like selling a product–yourself. Think of it this way: colleges want to get to know you. That’s why they have…

Compare and Contrast: Your EA Decisions

Compare and Contrast: Your EA Decisions

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups, downs,…

The Sticker Price: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

The Sticker Price: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Everyone knows that finances are a big concern when applying to college. Many students struggle to find the best scholarship or grant option and dread…

6 Problems of Filing for Financial Aid with Noncustodial Parents

6 Problems of Filing for Financial Aid with Noncustodial Parents

For many students, one of the most confusing parts of the college application process is financial aid. Applying for financial aid can be even more…

Should Money Actually Be a Factor When Applying to College?

Should Money Actually Be a Factor When Applying to College?

So we all know that for most of us, money becomes the biggest factor when we decide which school to attend, so doesn’t it make…

The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

As the countdown to the opening of the Common Application and other undergraduate college admission applications continues, rising high school seniors like you may still…

Scoring Scholarships As a Non-Traditional Student

Scoring Scholarships As a Non-Traditional Student

As a non-traditional student, the financial aid and scholarship process can be overwhelming since these students typically don’t have resources such as guidance counselors at…

Understanding the SAT Subject Tests: Math I versus Math II

Understanding the SAT Subject Tests: Math I versus Math II

As you’re browsing through the different SAT Subject Tests offered by the CollegeBoard, you’ll notice that there are two separate SAT Subject Tests for math:…

The 5 Stages of Financial Aid Grief

The 5 Stages of Financial Aid Grief

The horror of getting into one of your top schools and not receiving a good enough financial aid package to make it even remotely affordable…

Don’t Make This FAFSA Mistake

Don’t Make This FAFSA Mistake

Prologue Once upon a time there was a girl who won a small scholarship for going to an in-state school with a certain GPA. The…

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