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College Planning Help: Three Perspectives from a Parent

College Planning Help: Three Perspectives from a Parent

It’s now February, six months into our daughter’s college-application process, and we could not be happier: She has a (virtual) stack of college-acceptance letters and some sizable scholarship offers. She has several more months to research her top choices. But wait,...

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College Planning Help: 4 Areas That Matter Most

College Planning Help: 4 Areas That Matter Most

Each college admissions cycle is unpredictable and tells a unique story. The 2020-2021 application cycle has been impacted by many unforeseen factors including Covid, a national test-optional movement, and a stunning spike in application volume. The underscoring theme...

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Professional Post Interview Thank You Notes

Professional Post Interview Thank You Notes

How Many People Write Post Interview Thank You Notes?  According to a recent survey, 24% of professional applicants sent thank you notes to human resources managers after an interview. While that low percentage may be surprising to many people, it does not surprise...

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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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