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Have you been receiving emails about “filing the FAFSA”  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 Federal Student

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How competitive for college admissions will you be in the future? This is based on several factors. Some factors are more measurable in the college applications process than others. The easily measured factors include:

Your GPA Your tests scores on…
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Don’t be afraid to guess on the PSAT.  The penalty for guessing (deleting a ¼ of a point for each wrong answer) has been eliminated. The SAT has taking a leaf out of the ACT book, which has been testing …

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Who better to learn about a college than from a college representative?  There are two ways to meet representatives from colleges:

College visits to your school College fairs in your area

 

College Visits

Check your school calendar for dates/times …

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When applying to colleges, which is better? To have the honor of valedictorian at your high school (perhaps taking less hard classes to make that happen), or taking the hardest classes possible and sacrificing the chance to be valedictorian?  Does …

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You are signed up and ready to take the ACT or SAT test!  Here are five tips to make getting ready for the test easy. Ace the test by starting off on the right foot. Have everything you need ready …

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Do You Fear the ACT or SAT Writing?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by

The essay portion of the SAT is not to be feared, nor, does it need to receive an inordinate attention in the preparation process. It counts for only part of the score on the SAT Writing. The bulk of the …

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Do you know the entire name of the PSAT test?  It is officially the PSAT/ NMSQT test.  “NMSQT” stands for “National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test”.  The only time you can be considered as a National Merit Scholarship finalist is

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As you are researching colleges, you will hear comments about how one campus is “very liberal” or another is “extremely conservative”, or another is “middle of the road”: These are references to the political leanings of a college campus. Is …

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You said it when you were growing up, “I can’t wait to be an adult”.

Your parents yelled it at you, “We can’t wait until you are an adult!”.

How do you know when you are an adult?

Take this …

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Which Test is Best?

Thursday, 24 August 2017 by

Know the difference between the two standardized tests. It is to your advantage to pick the one that works best for you.  Research show 33% of students do better on ACT, 33% do better on SAT, and 33% do …

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What is College Fit?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by

You have probably heard this term a lot already. Your counselor talks about it, your parents are looking for it.  What is it?  What is college fit?

Think of fit as a picture of college that brings four elements together …

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What is the AP exam score scale?

There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests.  It’s important to understand the definitions of the AP scores.

5 = extremely well qualified    | This will get you  college credit at …

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You did it!  You are now officially a freshman again- but in college.  You are now out of high school!  Now is the time to:

Pat yourself on the back!  Congratulations on a job well done. High five your friends!

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