Planning for Summer in Winter – While downtime is essential to re-energize, summer is also a great time to explore new interests by taking a class, trying a residential summer program housed on a college campus, getting a job,
Financial Matters: College Scholarships – What you Need to Know – Paying for college can feel overwhelming, but receiving scholarships can make the cost of college more manageable. Understanding how to search and apply for scholarships is helpful and
Five Career Planning Ideas for High School Students – Five easy steps that students can use towards gaining insight into career possibilities. Students should begin by reflecting on their strengths and interests. A career assessment test will offer career
Determining the Strength of a Department – When deciding which college you want to attend, it is important to look deeper into the department of your intended major. Students should research the amount of courses offered in the specific
AI and Your College Application Essay – If you are using AI to create your college essay, learning your target institutions’ existing AI policies and their use of AI detection software is necessary. Understand that AI cannot replace the
Doing High School Well – Adults tell their teens to enjoy high school, but what does that mean? This article gives guidance about getting involved in something you will enjoy while keeping things in perspective socially and academically.
Tradeoffs – You Probably Can’t Have It All – When you’re putting together a college list, you will probably find some things you love and some things you’re not crazy about at each school. It’s like choosing a partner.
Maximizing Your Summer Break – Summer provides the best opportunity for future college applicants to separate themselves from the pack. As the number of students applying to colleges continues its upward trajectory, so too does the need for students
Appealing Financial Aid Awards – If your first choice college offers everything you want, but the price tag is daunting, don’t give up hope; consider appealing the award. Financial Aid Administrators can use their professional judgment to adjust the
Comparing Financial Aid Packages – If you’ve applied for financial aid, an award letter should arrive soon after your offer of acceptance. The bottom line in comparing financial aid packages is the final cost of your education to you