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The College Admissions Scandal: What It Could Mean for Future Students

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, news broke of the arrests of 50 people, including SAT exam administrators, coaches at elite...

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AP Exam Changes: New Deadlines, Penalties Mean New Pros and Cons for Taking the Tests

The College Board announced some significant AP exam changes effective August 2019, and they’re not minor to your planning or...

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When the FAFSA Isn’t Enough: What Is the CSS Profile?

You hear us talk about the FAFSA a lot on SCV. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

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Winter College Visits: Why You Should Hit the Road Over Winter and Spring Breaks

Brrrr. It’s cold out there. Just want to hunker down under some blankets and… wait. Nope. It might be winter,...

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Move Over, Helicopter Parents: Lawnmower Parents Have Taken Over

Are you a helicopter parent? Do you hover over your child? Well, you’re out of fashion. The helicopter parent has...