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October 8, 2021

Four ways to Maximize Merit – Based Scholarships

It’s no secret college is expensive. It’s reported that the average cost of a private university can be over $53,000 dollars a year. This makes scholarships such an important part of the student’s financial journey. While there are always outside scholarships, the more common sources of financial aid are from the universities themselves.  Many colleges […]

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Top 5 Things Every Student (and Parent) Needs to Know About the ACT

February 10, 2021

Top 5 Things Every Student (and Parent) Needs to Know About the ACT

1. Anyone Can Take the ACT According to the ACT test website, in 2019, more than 1.78 million students took the ACT. Anyone — and we mean anyone — can take it. Students ranging from 6th to 12th grade are eligible to take the ACT, although exam-goers generally tackle it during the spring semester of […]

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Class 101 Opens in Irving, TX

December 18, 2020

Class 101 Opens in Irving, TX

We are pleased to welcome our newest franchise owner, Ronda Swanigan-Class 101 Irving, TX. Ronda completed her virtual training this week and is ready to begin sharing her message of college planning with her community.

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It’s not too late for National Merit! Here’s an alternate entry route into the Competition.

December 3, 2020

It’s not too late for National Merit! Here’s an alternate entry route into the Competition.

PSAT/NMSQT This alphabet soup of an acronym stands for “Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test” and is one of the most important things to know for high school juniors.  Any freshman or sophomore in high school can take the PSAT/NMSQT — to prep for the SAT— but only juniors can qualify to enter the National […]

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Congratulations to our 2021 National Merit Semifinalists!

November 4, 2020

Congratulations to our 2021 National Merit Semifinalists!

Our Class 101 seniors know the secret to staying on top of college planning, and now their hard work is paying off! Seventeen of our students have qualified as semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Providing over $40 million in scholarships each year, National Merit awards range from one-time $2,500 scholarships to corporate- […]

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Calling All Super Juniors: It’s College Planning Crunch Time

October 30, 2020

Calling All Super Juniors: It’s College Planning Crunch Time

There’s no denying it: Junior year is the most critical time for college planning. It’s when high schoolers start to focus on their future and make decisions that really count. And with most students just 10 months away from applying to college, it’s clear that the eleventh grade is crunch time. The good news? Class […]

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Webinar Alert:  How to become a Class 101 Super Junior

October 15, 2020

Webinar Alert: How to become a Class 101 Super Junior

Now that our senior class (Class of 2021) has applied to college, and some have already been accepted, it’s crunch time for our junior class (Class of 2022)! That’s why Class 101 is launching the Super Junior program on November 2nd! The program is specifically designed for the Class of 2022 to ensure juniors get […]

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FAFSA Season Opens On October 1: Are You Ready?

September 11, 2020

FAFSA Season Opens On October 1: Are You Ready?

Looking for ways to lower the cost of college, but not sure where to begin? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process, and the window to apply is fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know to make completing the FAFSA as simple as possible. […]

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Don’t let COVID-19 derail your high school student’s college planning

August 28, 2020

Don’t let COVID-19 derail your high school student’s college planning

The world looks a whole lot different than it did a year ago. Quarantining has affected every aspect of our lives, including unprecedented shifts to your high schooler’s educational experience. But just as your teenager is getting ready again for high school this fall, they also need to get ready for college! The college advisors at […]

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Class 101 is Turning 23: Here’s How We’re Celebrating

August 21, 2020

Class 101 is Turning 23: Here’s How We’re Celebrating

In honor of our birthday, we’re celebrating over two decades of empowering students, serving families and inspiring greatness—the Class 101 way. Here’s a look at the milestones, the people and the accomplishments that have made the journey so worthwhile. 23 years of outstanding leadership  Today we’re throwing it back to the nineties—August 27, 1997 to […]

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