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From Parent to Advisor: A Class 101 Review

July 8, 2024

From Parent to Advisor: A Class 101 Review

Invaluable. That is how I describe Class 101 for our family. I just graduated my first senior from high school and having Class 101 by our side made the whole college application process seamless. So seamless that I barely even knew it was happening. While I have no doubt I could have walked my son […]

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How to Raise a College-Bound Kid

June 12, 2024

How to Raise a College-Bound Kid

Raising a college-bound kid involves more than just ensuring good grades. It’s about helping your student find a balance and develop lifelong skills including fostering a love for learning, encouraging curiosity, and developing the skills necessary for academic and personal success. Here are a few recommendations from our experience to help you navigate this exciting […]

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Expert Tips: College Test Prep and Scholarship Opportunities

May 1, 2024

Expert Tips: College Test Prep and Scholarship Opportunities

Class 101 Owner Randy Stegemoller recently shared his expertise and resourceful information with the community through multiple news stations. We were proud to see him featured on our local channels! SAT Test Preparation Tips In a recent interview with WTHR’s Matthew Fultz, Randy discussed how students can prepare for the upcoming SAT test. His top […]

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Thriving Freshman Year

April 9, 2024

Thriving Freshman Year

Starting high school as a freshman can be both exciting and overwhelming. It’s a time of transition, newexperiences, and opportunities for growth. To ensure that your freshman year is a success, it’s importantto try to approach it with the right mindset and strategies. In this blog post, I’ll share ten tips to help youthrive during […]

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Navigating the College Decision: Tips for Choosing the Best Fit

April 3, 2024

Navigating the College Decision: Tips for Choosing the Best Fit

If you’re college-bound, choosing the right college is a significant milestone in your life. It’s a decision that can shape your future, influence your career path, and impact your personal growth. With thousands of colleges and universities around the world, each offering unique programs, environments, and experiences, the task of selecting the best one for […]

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FAFSA Update

February 21, 2024

FAFSA Update

r. The great news is that the Department of Education has undertaken a significant overhaul tosimplify the application process for families. However, it’s essential to stay informed about certainchallenges that have arisen during the initial launch. Key Updates for 2024-2025 FAFSA Submissions Delayed Financial Aid OffersThe Department of Education has officially announced a delay in […]

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Junior Year College Planning: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free Applications

February 2, 2024

Junior Year College Planning: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free Applications

Junior year is one of the most important times in preparing for the college application and scholarship process. As the countdown to senior year begins, strategic planning can transform the looming college application process into a stress-free experience. If you’re reading this in January, you’re just six months away from when college applications become available […]

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FAFSA Experts

January 23, 2024

FAFSA Experts

The FAFSA Simplification Act required a significant redesign of the FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 application. The updates pushed back the FAFSA timeline for this year’s senior families from the typical October 1st application open date to late December. Even now, in January 2024, the FAFSA remains in a soft launch. The FAFSA website currently […]

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Making A College List

December 20, 2023

Making A College List

‘Tis the season for list making. We all know the big guy is making a list and checking it twice. Santa knows the importance of list-making… and so do we at Class 101. Making a list is a great way to kick off your college search journey. A college list helps students identify and put […]

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