A Simple Guide to Financial Aid

A Simple Guide to Financial Aid

College in America is off-the-charts ridiculous when it comes to cost, and financial aid is a very common way of relieving some of the weight of college tuition. There are generally two types of  financial aid for which you can apply. FAFSA Provided by the federal government, FAFSA stands for “free application for federal student […]

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Why Touring Schools Is Important

Insider Information Many schools offer an information session when you schedule a tour, and if you are going to be on campus anyways, I highly recommend taking advantage of that opportunity. Someone from the faculty, or a current student, will speak to you for usually no more than an hour, and from my experience, you […]

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Are AP Classes Worth It?

AP stands for Advanced Placement, and these courses are generally considered to be at the “college level.” The point in taking an AP class is to get college credit for the class after taking the AP exam at the end of the year. Are you up for the challenge, or is it just not worth it to […]

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SAT vs. ACT

When applying to any college directly out of high school, you will need an SAT and/or ACT score report. Most schools accept either, but some schools prefer one or have certain requirements such as SAT subject tests. Use this guide to help you decide which is best for you, but don’t forget to check with […]

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Building a College List

College is an opportunity for change, a chance to start over. Your academic record starts all over, as does your personal and social record. Unless you are infinitely satisfied with your life the way it is, I suggest taking this opportunity to make some changes as you begin considering where you might like to find […]

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Where Do I Start? Click to see a few first steps you can take to start preparing for college

Where Do I Start?

In my case, watching Gilmore Girls with my mom had me motivated to go to Harvard at age nine. Even as I got older, and realized that there was more than Harvard (and that they have a 5% acceptance rate), I was still focused on college. I began reading things online and finding information about […]

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