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October 19, 2023

Professional College Resume Services

What a College Resume Can Do For You It can be hard for students to talk about themselves. Many don’t like to write down their accomplishments for an admissions office. Still, it’s a necessary part of the process. Colleges can use resumes—a snapshot of a student’s academic, professional, and personal achievements—to understand their skills and […]

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What is a Deferral and How Should I Respond?: A Student’s Guide

February 9, 2024

What is a Deferral and How Should I Respond?: A Student’s Guide

It seems that this year, more students than ever got deferred. At the University of Michigan, for example, the number of students who accepted a place on the waitlist increased from 10,080 in 2020 to 18,575 in 2023. This development—born of changes from the pandemic and efforts to increase access—has made the college admissions process […]

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FAFSA Update: Student Aid Offers Delayed Until April

February 2, 2024

FAFSA Update: Student Aid Offers Delayed Until April

It’s been a hectic few years for the Department of Education. In 2020, Congress passed legislation requiring major reforms to the FAFSA. Since then, officials had been trying to design a new, streamlined application form for students. Throughout this time, there’s been several delays, affecting when students will be able to hear about financial awards. […]

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Mastering the ‘Lazy’ Campus Visit

January 7, 2024

Mastering the ‘Lazy’ Campus Visit

Look, we get it. It’s the start of the year. It’s hard enough to get out of your pajamas, let alone get out of your house. You know you should start looking at colleges to get ahead of the pack, but all you want to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy whatever leftover sweets […]

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Making School Work For You: How to Get Good Grades and Raise Your GPA

December 13, 2023

Making School Work For You: How to Get Good Grades and Raise Your GPA

Study hard and get good grades; it’s the advice everyone gets about what’s needed to get into college. While these sayings are common, they can be harder to realize. Students today face countless competing priorities that can make academic success difficult to achieve. But it’s still not impossible to make high school work for you! […]

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Making Sure You’re Prepared to Start Visiting Colleges

December 8, 2023

Making Sure You’re Prepared to Start Visiting Colleges

Picking the right college is a big decision that takes a lot of research, time and careful consideration. Although you can learn a lot about a college, nothing compares to an in-person visit. Visiting colleges is the best way to see for yourself what it’s like to be on campus and whether each college is […]

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How Do Scholarships Work? Learn How to Earn Them.

November 30, 2023

How Do Scholarships Work? Learn How to Earn Them.

College is not getting any less expensive. For the last two decades, prices have increased dramatically, with a 5% increase in tuition at private universities and a 4% increase at public out-of-state universities in the last year alone. For many students, getting scholarships can be a lifeline. Combined with loans and other financial aid, it […]

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Master the College Essay Format With Our Advisors

November 2, 2023

Master the College Essay Format With Our Advisors

We get it the college essay format is hard. In 650 words or less, you are meant to convey the entirety of who you are as a person. You are meant to talk about your experiences when you might not have many. College essays ask you to explain your goals while you’re still figuring out […]

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What the New FAFSA Means For You

October 15, 2023

What the New FAFSA Means For You

**UPDATED 12.12.23** The Department of Education released an update on November 15th, 2023 that the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available for students and families by December 31, 2023.  The revamped FAFSA form has been overhauled to ensure a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for families, which we have talked about in our blogs. Another notable […]

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What to Know About the PSAT: When, Prep & More

September 14, 2023

What to Know About the PSAT: When, Prep & More

Every year, it seems like there are new changes to the college application process. This year is no different with the College Board announcing that the PSAT has gone digital. While this change may seem scary, we have the resources you and your student need to succeed. In this blog, we’ll provide five short tips […]

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