Author Archives: Dana Fulton

Five study tips for the SAT and ACT

You’ve already worked hard to lock down the skills and information you need to do well in your daily studies. So with a study plan and a few tips, you’ll have that knowledge polished up and ready for test day. … Continue reading

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Intro to FAFSA: Who, what, when, where, and how

It’s time again to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. So how do you help your students and their families who may be filling out the form for the first time? We’ve … Continue reading

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FAFSA like a pro

The time for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here. By applying this year, you start down the financial aid journey for not just Federal student aid, but also possible private and merit-based aid, grants, and work-study … Continue reading

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Eight tips for starting the college search

Determining which colleges make your application list is a process that may take time from your already busy schedule. While the options are wide open, it is worthwhile to really explore your choices, look at what interests you and to … Continue reading

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Writing a successful college application essay

The essay portion of the college application is the best place to show the school of your choice why you belong on their campus and what you will be able to contribute to the student body. The test scores and … Continue reading

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Five tips for conquering college recommendation season

If you are receiving a lot of requests for recommendations, a little structure may help you streamline the requests more efficiently. Create a checklist Students should be prepared with all pertinent information when asking for a recommendation. Ask them to … Continue reading

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Fund your way: Five scholarship search sites for college-bound students

If you’re a college-bound senior researching the cost of attending your school of choice, you are likely aware that the cost of attending college has gone up dramatically in the past decade, and there is no sign of reduction in … Continue reading

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