Author Archives: Anna and Gail

Financial Aid Forms And Paying for College

There’s no question that college is expensive. Most college students receive some form of financial aid to help pay for their education.   The requirements for applying for financial aid, scholarships and grant money differ from school to school, so … Continue reading

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It’s Early Decision Time!

If you applied early decision or early action and have received your decision(s) it’s time to take the next step.  For those of you who applied rolling and have received news it’s also time for you to take action.  Read … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Tomorrow’s ACT

A few thoughts if you’re scheduled to take tomorrow’s ACT. To minimize your stress tomorrow morning, it’s a great idea to get organized ahead of time. The last thing you need on test morning is a desperate scramble. These are … Continue reading

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Advice from Someone Who’s Been There

We often write about how to break down and organize the college application process in order to make it more manageable and minimize stress. We’re happy to share advice from Jamie Sleepin, a recent graduate from The Hewitt School in … Continue reading

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Another Path to Consider

Honors colleges and honors programs offer an additional choice to high achieving high school students searching for an academically challenging environment or to those who cannot consider costly private colleges and universities. These schools-within-schools offer academically motivated students the opportunity … Continue reading

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Why You Should Consider Community College

Community college offers an alternative track to earning a bachelor’s degree.  A new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found impressive undergraduate graduation rates for students who elected to begin their studies in community college. A summary of findings can … Continue reading

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Supplementary Materials

You may be considering sending additional information in support of your application. Supplementary materials can enhance a strong application and may help tip the admission decision in your favor.  However, submit supplements only if you feel very strongly that this … Continue reading

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