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

Jen’s Guide to College Admissions Live Course

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Are you approaching high school graduation? Are you beginning to research college options? With all of the education choices available, picking the right college for yourself can appear quite overwhelming. Searching for a perfect match demands extensive research regarding various characteristics of each potential school, as well as a good amount of self-reflection to … Read More

Understanding College Admissions in the COVID-19 Era

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The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving high school students and their families with a lot of uncertainty. The overarching question on everyone’s mind right now is:  What will the recent changes mean for college admissions moving forward?  In response to these questions, My Pathway to College and local colleague, Dori Middlebrook, hosted a webinar about … Read More

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