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early decision
7Nov
You Didn’t Get in Early Decision. Now What?
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I understand the advantage (at some schools) of applying Early Decision. But I’ve never been an advocate of encouraging kids to get…

What are Naviance, Scoir, BigFuture, and Khan Academy
1Nov
Admissions and Education Companies: What are Naviance, Scoir, BigFuture, Khan Academy?
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"Back in my day," I tell my kids, "we got a college application at a fair, maybe two in case we made…

credit score
16Oct
Building Credit With FICO: Sallie Mae Facebook Live
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Part of becoming an adult is learning how to wisely manage your money. From that skill, you'll responsibly build credit, and in…

lost ap test
10Oct
‘Your AP Test Was Lost’: One Student’s Nightmare Situation and Resolution
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Lots of articles and posts come with trigger warnings. If you've ever had nightmares of something going horrendously wrong with your transcript…

25Sep
FAFSA Tips and Answers: Sallie Mae Facebook Live
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It's almost FAFSA time! The FAFSA for 2020-2021 (yes, that's the correct year) will open on October 1. To kick off the…

fafsa and divorced parents
25Sep
FAFSA and Divorced Parents: Who Fills It Out?
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It's almost October 1, and that means one thing for college and college-bound students: FAFSA season. FAFSA rules require students under the…

college safety virginia tech
16Sep
College Safety and Hard Questions: ‘Will I Be Safe On Your Campus?’
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We're thankful for our contributor Kelly Rawlings' personal and touching perspective on college and university safety. We hope it inspires parents and…

out-of-state college
13Sep
Why It’s Sometimes Easier to ‘Get In’ to an Out-Of-State College
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When I worked as a college recruiter, I can’t tell you the number of times I talked to students who assumed that…

sick college student
12Sep
How to Help Your Sick College Student
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It's getting a little chillier outside. All of those happy, excited college freshmen who moved into their new residence halls a month…

college admissions fairs
5Sep
College Admissions Fairs: Top 10 Questions to Ask and Also Avoid
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It's pumpkin spice season, and that also means it’s time for college admissions fairs! In the world of college admissions, it’s also…

mindset list class of 2023
3Sep
2023 Mindset List: Marist College Now Publishes the Old Beloit Favorite
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It's that time of year... again... for the ubiquitous "I can't believe they're that young/I'm that old" viral post. It's time for…

sat adversity score
27Aug
College Board Adversity Score Being Replaced; Old Idea Was ‘Mistake’
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In May 2019, the College Board announced plans to create an "adversity score," a socio-economic number based on fifteen factors including neighborhood,…

adulting the game
24Aug
Adulting: The Game
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I moved my daughter to college last weekend. It was joyous, scary, exciting, and sad all at the same time, and I'm…

fall college visits
23Aug
Fall College Visits: Plan Them Early Before Summer Ends
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One might think that the nastiest phone calls a college admissions counselor fields are the ones from students not offered admission. Nope.…

demonstrated interest
16Aug
College Admissions Talk: What Is Demonstrated Interest?
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If you’re new to the college admissions world, whether as a student, parent, or professional, sometimes the lingo alone might make you…

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