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September 2, 2022

Class 101 Turns 25!

Cue the confetti… Class 101 is now 25 years old! In honor of our 25th anniversary we have made some commitments to help empower more students. This includes giving away more scholarships, servicing more communities, and committing to provide our services for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.  Since 1997, when […]

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SAT Guide | About the SAT | 5 Facts on the SAT

February 10, 2021

SAT Guide | About the SAT | 5 Facts on the SAT

1. The SAT: What Is It? The SAT is one of two standardized college admissions exams in the US and it’s given out seven times a year: March, May, June, August, October, November, and December. Students can take the SAT anytime starting in the 6th grade, but most opt to taking it their junior year […]

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5 Facts About the ACT Test | About the ACT

February 10, 2021

5 Facts About the ACT Test | 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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New Location: Irving, Texas | College Prep

December 18, 2020

New Location: Irving, Texas | College Prep

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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Score Needed for National Merit Program

December 3, 2020

Score Needed for National Merit Program

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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Kentucky National Merit Semifinalists

November 4, 2020

Kentucky 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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Become a Super Junior | Early College Planning

October 30, 2020

Become a Super Junior | Early College Planning

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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Super Juniors | College Planning for Juniors

October 15, 2020

Super Juniors | College Planning for Juniors

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 Student Aid Webinar for Students

September 11, 2020

FAFSA Student Aid Webinar for Students

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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College Planning Guide During COVID-19

August 28, 2020

College Planning Guide During COVID-19

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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