College Admissions Guidance

Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

External scholarships: strategies to get funded application strategy financial planning Sep 23, 2021
Is it Worth it to Apply for Scholarships?
Absolutely, but only if a student is willing to put in the work it takes to apply correctly using winning strategies and doing a bit of research before...
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Merit scholarship, who gets it? financial planning future planning Sep 23, 2021
The merit scholarship criteria are part of your college's list planning and should be documented as such part of your final priorities for the admissions. Finding colleges that give good merit...
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Full ride scholarships: Plan else you won't get them financial planning future planning Sep 22, 2021
So how do you maximize your chances of getting a large scholarship that will cover all of your college expenses? Try to think like an admissions officer. Find the generous colleges.. read my...
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Four types of Financial aid you should know financial planning Sep 22, 2021
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. It can cover a range of educational expenses, like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.
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Graduate in 3-years? Save $100K application strategy financial planning future planning Sep 22, 2021
So how can you graduate early? 
The math is pretty simple. A typical college load is four classes a semester, so in a year you're likely to take eight classes. To graduate a year early, you...
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How to Pay for College financial planning Sep 22, 2021
Find out exactly how much college can cost and what you can do now as a freshman to prepare for those expenses. Refocus your study habits to build the credentials necessary for grant and...
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Freshmen year could decide where you ultimately land up... academics boost extracurricular activities financial planning freshman year Sep 22, 2021
During ninth grade it's important adjust to the new work load and learn how to deal with the social stress that often accompanies high school, but it's also important to remember that...
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Merit Scholarship planning financial planning future planning networking Sep 21, 2021
The merit scholarship criteria are part of your college's list planning and should be documented as such part of your final priorities for the admissions. Finding colleges that give good merit...
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And the award for the least merit scholarships goes to... application strategy colleges list financial planning future planning Apr 24, 2021
Read the table below as name of the school, state name and %  of Institutional Aid Given Without Respect to Financial Need 
 
University of California-BerkeleyCA9%
Florida State...
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California schools with track record of good Financial aid, merit scholarships application strategy colleges list financial planning future planning Apr 23, 2021
Read-on expanding the blog post. We've kept the list short so the outliers standout. If you need more contact us and we'd be happy to help out. 
 
This is in order of the given merit, not...
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Schools that offer NO MERIT Scholarships application strategy colleges list financial planning future planning Apr 21, 2021
The list of colleges NOT offering merit scholarships include many of the most well-known in the United States.
 
  1. Amherst College
  2. Dartmouth College
  3. Reed College
  4. Bernard College
  5. Goddard...
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