Archive for Preparing for College

November 2017 Newsletter

Planning for college: Perception vs. Reality Dear Parents, A few months ago, I told readers that I would be less cautious in my choice of words. The college application process is getting out of hand! The system has so many teens freaked out that the idea of applying to college is paralyzing. Perception is reality, […]

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Guide to Helping Your Child Choose the Right College

Guide to Helping Your Child Choose the Right College Choosing the right college is a big step toward your child’s future career. A “good fit” college gives your child the tools to succeed academically and the extracurricular activities to support a well-rounded college experience. That dream college also needs to fit into your family’s financial […]

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How to Help My Child Prepare for Their College Admissions Interview

Preparing for college admissions interviews can be a nerve-wracking prospect. Your child may be looking to you for how to prepare for the college admissions interview, and since it’s probably been some time since you went to college, you may not know how exactly how to respond. Here are some tips for preparing for a […]

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Understanding the College Application Process

The college application process is a long journey that, for many, begins during your child’s Junior year of high school or even before. In fact, even though your child will start taking their most direct steps towards college in the second half of high school — taking SATs, considering schools, etc. — it’s never too […]

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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter: Understanding the Real Cost of College

Applying for financial aid can be a very stressful part of the college admissions process. For some, receiving the financial aid award letter can be almost as stressful. The financial aid award letter is the college’s way of telling you how much financial aid you will receive if you attend their institution. This should be […]

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