Takeaways from the 2021 Admission Year

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Everyone involved in the college admission world would probably agree that the 2021 admission cycle was unlike any other. At a recent gathering of educational consultants, we compiled a list of takeaways that will likely be important for the next few years. Current juniors should keep these takeaways in mind while finalizing their own … Read More

Handling Denials—How Parents Can Help

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  Parents just want to help. The natural reaction when you see your child suffering is to try and make it better. Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions, so how can parents help ease the pain when their child is not chosen, for many reasons relating to the college’s priorities … Read More

To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question

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With so much uncertainty about test requirements for the high school class of 2022, many juniors are torn as they try to decide if they should prepare for and take the SAT or ACT this year. As of this time, many colleges have not announced their plans for remaining test-optional or test blind next … Read More

Making the Most of Virtual Tours

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One of the many rites of passage for college-bound high school students is the college tour. Although the COVID pandemic has brought most options for on-campus tours to a grinding halt, this should not prevent high school students from continuing to ‘visit’ their many colleges of interest in ways that have been second-nature to … Read More

How Will Colleges Make Decisions This Year?

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There have been so many challenges and disruptions to our everyday lives since the COVID pandemic started its deadly march across the world. This article addresses the special circumstances for students who are engaged in their high school academics and extracurricular activities, college-bound juniors, and seniors in particular. For this group of young people, … Read More

The FAFSA

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The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. In some cases, colleges will not consider an applicant for merit aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after October 1st of … Read More

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