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Juniors, believe it or not, we can start writing right away! Here are the essay prompts for the 2017-18 Commonapp! Some have not changed from last year, others are revised, and some are new. We have 7 options now! It’s …

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How can you ace the SAT? Here are 7 tips for you:
 
1. Test Day Checklist.  Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Be sure you arrive at the SAT prepared with the right tools. See TEST DAY CHECKLIST
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Many states have connected their scholarship programs to the FAFSA. It makes it easy to apply for a state scholarship through the FAFSA, as long as you make the deadline. Review the 2016-2017 document to see the deadlines for your …

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1. My family makes too much money to qualify for financial aid.

This is one of the biggest myths out there. You may not qualify for aid at one school, and qualify for lots of money at another school (see …

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Many changes were made to the October PSAT. A test for sophomores (the PSAT 10) will be offered by some schools between the end of February and early March.  Now your PSAT/NMSQT  scores are made available online.

 

To make …

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When you complete and file a FAFSA, you include which colleges to send your FAFSA to. Then the colleges will download your financial information, using it to make a financial or merit award decision. Therefore it is important to get …

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It is financial aid forms time. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to complete the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid).  You might also be completing a College Board Profile or other college financial aid …

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Did you know sometimes you can SAVE your family money when attending a Private College.  How is that possible? See Jack’s story below.

 

Jack Awesome

Jack is a student living in Los Angeles. He has applied to several colleges, …

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Juniors! The college admissions process is closer than you think… January equals the mid-point of your junior year. NOW is the time to review your MID-YEAR JUNIOR CHECKLIST. This is an exciting but busy year for you.

1. Meet with …

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January equals the mid-point of your senior year.  Depending on how you feel about it, it’s exciting or depressing!

NOW is the time to review your MID-YEAR SENIOR CHECKLIST. Don’t postpone- there are a lot of time sensitive deadlines in …

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Did you take the PSAT in October? Interested in learning how you did?

You can now access your scores from the Oct. PSAT.

Here are the directions for viewing your scores:

1.  View your scores on the My Score Reports

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Start the New Year with these New Year’s resolutions:

1.  Make it a date on your phone!  Use your phone to track your school and personal life deadlines.

2.  Learn about yourself.  Take a personality or learning styles survey.  Find …

COMPLETING THE FAFSA FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

Have you been receiving emails about “filing the FAFSA” since October from colleges or your high school counseling office?  Are you wondering what information you need in order to file a FAFSA?

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application For

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sen·ior·i·tis
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a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. (Google)

Do not let Senioritis get the best of you… Now that your first …

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