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Fafsa

Do You Know What October 1st Is?

It is October 1. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are beginning to turn and Halloween merchandise is already on clearance as retailers begin to stock shelves for Christmas.  October 1 also marks an important day for college applicants;...
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Cheers

25 Great Gift Ideas for Your College-Bound/College Age Student

College is a time of unprecedented growth.  Your student will evolve academically, intellectually and professionally — but, also, socially, spiritually, physically and personally.  Here are 25 graduation gifts that will encourage and support the continued development for your college-bound/college-age student:...
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Times Are A Changing

The Times, They Are a Changing

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems we wake up every morning, holding our breath, to see what changes are occurring around us. That is nowhere truer than in the state of college admissions. This morning, I...
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Yeah

5 Things To Do After Being Admitted to College

The time is here.  Your hard work across the past 4 years has paid off and you are about to embark on the next part of your life’s journey. Once you have made a decision on where you plan to...
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Nervous Girl With A Question Mark Drawn On Paper Over Her Forehead

Choosing a College Amid COVID-19

In an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus), colleges across the nation are closing campuses, moving students to virtual learning, and evacuating dormitories. While these closures certainly impact current college students, they also have tremendous implications for...
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Keep Calm And Transfer

How To Craft a Killer Transfer Essay

So, you’ve done your best.  You chose your college wisely.  You prepared for the transition to college. You got out of your dorm room and tried to build a life that was fulfilling academically, socially and personally.  But, no matter...
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Legal

The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 8: The Legal Stuff

While you may be fully aware that the student you are sending off to college (a.k.a. your baby for the past 18-19 years) may not know how to do laundry, clean a toilet or make anything more complex than a...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 7: Transferring Out

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you realize that “Dream U” is not so dreamy after all.  Maybe you have discovered that you really want to pursue a degree that is not offered at your current school.  Maybe the...
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Helicopter Parent By Charlie Powerll

The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 6: The Parent’s Role

I was recently touring a prominent university in the Mid-West when I noticed a young man leave his dorm with a huge basket full of dirty laundry.  A car pulled up and an elegantly dressed lady exited the driver-side door,...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 5: Nailing Your First Semester

Your first semester at college can be a bit overwhelming.  You are trying to figure out where your classes are located, how to get your prescription filled and that concept your swore you understood in AP Calc now looks like...
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