Category: Behind the Scenes

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?
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Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

Anna Seltz Anna Seltz- May 16, 2020 0

Sit in on any college information session and you will invariably hear the admissions representative say they are looking for students with passion. Not only ... Read More

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied
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Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

Road2College Road2College- October 21, 2019 0

From a member of our Paying For College 101 group: I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of my own. Everyone needs to ... Read More

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice
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How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

Sabrina Malone Sabrina Malone- October 16, 2019 0

Many of us see no choice other than to take the Parent PLUS loans, cash-out or borrow from 401(k)s, remortgage our homes, pull from IRAs, ... Read More

Early Decision vs. Early Action: Which Is Better?
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Early Decision vs. Early Action: Which Is Better?

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- September 27, 2019 0

Some colleges offer students the chance to apply for an early decision. On one hand, Early Decision can be a great way to nail down ... Read More

Inside Scoop On Athletic Scholarships
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Inside Scoop On Athletic Scholarships

Matt Rogers Matt Rogers- September 8, 2019 0

Families of student-athletes very often do not understand the intensity of competition for athletic scholarships. When this happens, they require assistance to financially prepare for ... Read More

How Many High School Athletes Will Be Drafted As Pros?
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How Many High School Athletes Will Be Drafted As Pros?

Road2College Road2College- February 8, 2014 0

What are the odds of going pro in sports? An analysis of high school, college, and pro sports by gender. Read More

New SAT For 2016
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New SAT For 2016

Road2College Road2College- January 22, 2014 0

Looks like 2016 will be the year for a new SAT. If you have a child in ninth grade, he or she will be among ... Read More

The Common Application Says We’re Sorry
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The Common Application Says We’re Sorry

Road2College Road2College- October 21, 2013 0

If you have a child applying to college this year you're probably aware of the multitude of problems the Common Application has been having. Problems ... Read More

Accepted, Denied, or Just Beginning
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Accepted, Denied, or Just Beginning

Road2College Road2College- May 8, 2013 0

(We'll help you make sense of the process.) It's that time of year - springtime and college admissions notifications. Since our readers are parents of ... Read More