Category Archives: Planning for College

Parents: what’s your role during campus visits?

You know college is getting closer when it’s time to start making campus visits with your student. Campus visits are a great way for your student to really get the feel of both a school and its campus. It’s a … Continue reading

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Summer activities that can help you get into college

Use this summer to take advantage of your down time and find fun, productive activities that can help you get into college. You have many options—here are a few of the more effective ones. Getting a job College admission boards … Continue reading

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Creating your college short list

As you look forward to college applications next fall, this summer is a great time to work on finalizing your college short list—the list of schools you’ll apply to next year. One of the best ways to narrow down your … Continue reading

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Planning a successful summer

It’s your student’s last summer at home, so it’s no surprise if you’re feeling a little sentimental—and maybe a little anxious to make some great memories before your student heads off to college. Before you get too overwhelmed with the … Continue reading

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Summer smart: How to make your break pay off

It’s almost summertime of your junior year, and as you plan out this summer, make sure you invest your time in ways that pay off long term, instead of just today or next weekend. During the school year, you block … Continue reading

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Getting ready for campus visits

Is your high school junior getting more excited and curious about college? Getting nervous about the upcoming transition? Not sure what type of college will be the right fit? No matter how you answered these questions, making some college campus … Continue reading

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Five tips to narrowing down your final college choice

You’ve worked hard all through high school, and now the college acceptance letters coming in. How will you choose? Will you go with an elite name, an intimate class size, or the school that works best with your budget? Or … Continue reading

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Five tips to effective SAT/ACT studying

You’ve got your flashcards, highlighters, and stopwatch app ready — but did you know there are other ways to maximize your SAT/ACT study time? Use these five tips to help you prep, so you can walk into test day with … Continue reading

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It’s time for pros and cons: Dealing with multiple acceptances

Facing acceptance letters from more than one school can seem like a good problem for a high school senior to have. And it is. But it can be a tough choice to make when your student is wavering between two … Continue reading

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College decision time: encourage an open mind

Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions your student will make while in high school. As a parent, how can you help them choose a school that will be a good fit? After all, some students think a … Continue reading

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