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FAFSA and All Things Financial Aid

It is that time of year again! The 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile are open. The FAFSA is required to be completed by any student and parent who intends to attend college in the Fall of 2021 and will need money to pay for college. Listed below are suggestions and facts that I believe will… Read more

Visiting College under Covid:

I know that many high school sophomores and juniors look forward to visiting college campuses this year. Check out the college’s website to determine if they are offering in-person visits.  It really depends on the college.  Here are some tips on getting the most out of a college visit, whether it is virtual or in… Read more

Virtual College Fairs this Fall:

If you are a high school sophomore, junior or senior, here’s your chance to hear firsthand from admissions counselors at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country and around the world Registration for a  National Association for College Admissions Counseling, NACAC, Virtual College Fair begins in mid-August.  Parents are invited also.  Sign up… Read more

College Admissions during a Pandemic v. 5

It is difficult, these days, to keep up with all the news about college admissions, testing, and campus visits. Parents and students have more questions than answers?  Are schools opening in the fall? How are they opening?  Remotely? In person? A combination? Do students have to take the SAT or ACT?  What is test optional?… Read more

Virtual College Fairs this Fall

If you are a high school sophomore or junior, a Virtual College Fair is your chance to hear firsthand from admissions counselors at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country and around the world Registration for a NACAC Virtual College Fair begins in mid-August.  Parents are also invited.  Sign up at:  https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual/ to receive… Read more

TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST – Advice for students in the class of 2021

 As of today, July 13, 2020, there are more than 1240 colleges and universities that have joined the test optional movement for at least the next year.  It has been estimated that by the end of August 2020, more than 50% of all colleges in the United States will have a test-optional policy. The tests,… Read more

What will the coronavirus do to your college plans?

May is typically a time when high school seniors can take a breath, having committed to their college for the next 4 years. Senioritis has definitely set in, with a lot of laughter, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment. High school is at an end. Beach week is around the corner. And soon, they will… Read more

College Admissions and the Coronavirus v.2

April 17, 2020 Since my last newsletter a few weeks ago, a lot has happened to impact high school and college students and their families.  Students – and all of us -have never experienced anything like this 2020 pandemic.  With schools closed and all events canceled, normal life has ground to a halt.  The closing… Read more