Category: Applications

What Should You Put in a Brag Sheet For College?
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What Should You Put in a Brag Sheet For College?

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- August 7, 2020 0

An integral piece of the college application process is the brag sheet, yet, it's not talked about often enough. For many, its exact role in ... Read More

Tips For Getting a Great Letter of Recommendation for College
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Tips For Getting a Great Letter of Recommendation for College

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- July 5, 2020 0

A letter of recommendation for college is one of the most universal parts of the application process and is something every student no matter their ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between the Coalition App and the Common App?
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What’s the Difference Between the Coalition App and the Common App?

Mindy Trotta Mindy Trotta- June 6, 2020 0

Back in 2015, a group of 83 public and private colleges announced a new collaboration, naming themselves “The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.”  Better ... Read More

What the Pros Know: Which Type of College Consultant Can Help?
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What the Pros Know: Which Type of College Consultant Can Help?

Anna Spooner Anna Spooner- June 1, 2020 0

  Have you noticed how many college consultants there are in the college admissions and finance area? It’s great because you can get almost any ... Read More

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay
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Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay

Road2College Road2College- June 1, 2020 0

    The perfect time for students to start writing college essays is NOW! It may sound like a broken record, but encouraging students to ... Read More

A Family’s Journey To Find An Affordable College
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A Family’s Journey To Find An Affordable College

Road2College Road2College- May 10, 2020 0

Anna Velazco, a parent in our Paying For College 101 Facebook group, agreed to share her daughter's journey to find an affordable college with us. ... Read More

Applying to College When Mom Is a College Admissions Pro
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Applying to College When Mom Is a College Admissions Pro

Lisa Yoffee Lisa Yoffee- April 17, 2020 0

Across 16 years as a grant writer for a nonprofit that helps low-income kids apply and get into college, I kept up to date on ... Read More

Chasing Merit Scholarships? Here’s A High School Junior Year Checklist To Start Following
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Chasing Merit Scholarships? Here’s A High School Junior Year Checklist To Start Following

Sabrina Malone Sabrina Malone- December 4, 2019 0

If you have a high school junior and you’re wondering what they should be doing regarding college admissions, this post is for you. I have ... Read More

Parental Advice on College Admissions and Financing College
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Parental Advice on College Admissions and Financing College

Chris Beard Chris Beard- October 31, 2019 0

Thank you to all the parents who have shared tips, tricks and information about financing college. I joined the Paying For College 101 Facebook group ... Read More

10 Tips For Dealing with Common App Glitches
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10 Tips For Dealing with Common App Glitches

Road2College Road2College- October 27, 2019 0

For anyone applying to college, dealing with the Common Application can be stressful. To help alleviate any pressures inflicted by Common App glitches, here is ... Read More

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