Category: College Admissions

What Is a Good GPA? How High School Grades Affect College Applications
Academics

What Is a Good GPA? How High School Grades Affect College Applications

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- December 2, 2021 0

High school GPA is one of the most important parts of a student’s college application packet. Schools view this number as an indication of academic ... Read More

Are Ivy League Schools Worth It? A Father Shares His Advice
College Admissions

Are Ivy League Schools Worth It? A Father Shares His Advice

Patrick Nachtigall Patrick Nachtigall- November 17, 2021 0

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow. I went through the college ... Read More

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College
College Admissions

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College

Susan F. Paterno Susan F. Paterno- October 19, 2021 0

Excerpted from Game On: Why College Admission is Rigged and How to Beat the System by Susan F. Paterno by Susan Paterno. Copyright © 2021 ... Read More

A Guide to Preparing for College Admissions Testing
College Admissions

A Guide to Preparing for College Admissions Testing

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- October 18, 2021 0

Many high school students find college admissions testing stressful, but the right preparation can ensure a positive test day experience and good scores. There are ... Read More

The Ultimate College Application Checklist
Applications

The Ultimate College Application Checklist

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- September 24, 2021 0

The fall of your child’s senior year of high school is the time to start the college application process. It will give your student the ... Read More

Does Applying Early Decision to College Increase the Odds of Being Accepted?
College Admissions

Does Applying Early Decision to College Increase the Odds of Being Accepted?

Becky Sabky Becky Sabky- August 13, 2021 0

Excerpted from VALEDICTORIANS AT THE GATE: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College by Becky Munsterer Sabky. Published by Henry Holt ... Read More

Who Benefits the Most From Early Decision and Why You Need to Know
Applications

Who Benefits the Most From Early Decision and Why You Need to Know

Julia Lynn Rubin Julia Lynn Rubin- July 8, 2021 0

If a student has their heart set on one highly competitive college in particular, they may want to consider applying for Early Decision. Early Decision ... Read More

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College
College Admissions

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 24, 2021 0

Last September, a high school student who we’ll call “Isabella,” posted in the PayingforCollege101 (PCF101) Facebook group requesting support. This spring, thanks to two mentors ... Read More

Start Here for Everything You Need to Know About Admissions and Financial Aid
College Admissions

Start Here for Everything You Need to Know About Admissions and Financial Aid

Kevin Newton Kevin Newton- June 15, 2021 0

Deciding where to go to college, and how to pay for it, are two of the most important decisions that someone will make in their ... Read More

College Admissions Results Impact Class of 2022
College Admissions

College Admissions Results Impact Class of 2022

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 3, 2021 0

COVID has sparked a firestorm of reform in the admissions process. Road2College recently sat down with Rebecca Chabrow, our Counselor-in-Residence of the Road2College Concierge Service, ... Read More