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I Wish That I Had Applied…

I Wish That I Had Applied…

I have never encountered a college graduate who wishes they had won less scholarships. Almost always, they candidly acknowledge having missed out on applying for scholarships and in hindsight, they would definitely have dedicated more time to applying for them in...

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Three Takeaways from Three Advisory Boards

Three Takeaways from Three Advisory Boards

College admissions is a constantly changing world and the horizon has a lot of changes ahead. One of my favorite aspects about being involved in college admissions advisory boards is being on the forefront of admissions changes. It is insightful for me to gain behind...

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College Affordability Before Applications

College Affordability Before Applications

Apply first and hopefully the affordability works out. Each year many students use this approach when applying to colleges. Sadly, they often apply to multiple colleges that are out of their family’s affordability range. An additional affordability component that is...

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College Funding Beyond the FAFSA

College Funding Beyond the FAFSA

Financing a college education requires more than completing a FAFSA each year. If a student qualifies, federal grant and loan programs only provide limited funding amounts which often leave a significant affordability gap. I believe families need to consider the...

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Transitioning and Thriving in College Life

Transitioning and Thriving in College Life

A college admissions acceptance letter is not an endpoint--rather it is the start of a potentially meaningful journey that lies ahead. Transitioning and adjusting to campus life are often underestimated concepts for many students and even their parents. Many students...

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Do You Really Know the Difference? Gap Year vs. Deferring

Do You Really Know the Difference? Gap Year vs. Deferring

Coauthored by Jason Vallozzi, Founder, Campus to Career Crossroads & Ben Welbourn, Co-founder and COO, Verto Education. Photo credit - Verto Education students experiencing Fiji In a few short months, COVID-19 has radically altered college admissions.  Stay tuned...

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College Admissions Relationships Count Even Virtually

College Admissions Relationships Count Even Virtually

I have always believed college admissions is a people business. Relationships matter, maybe more than ever. Even though our world has moved to an online format, college admissions is people connecting with people. College applications are still read by a real person....

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Matters More Than Ever

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Matters More Than Ever

Is your LinkedIn profile a professional liability? When was the last time it was updated? As unemployment rates are soaring each week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a strong LinkedIn presence, knowledge of the platform, and an ability to network online is more...

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How Do We Plan for College Now?

How Do We Plan for College Now?

College admissions has always been overwhelming and stressful to families. There is a new level of college stress for families stemming from so much uncertainty for underclassmen students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, when will students be able to take...

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