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These are the 5 ‘Must Do’s’ for All College Bound Teens (and the Parents Who Love Them)

These are the 5 ‘Must Do’s’ for All College Bound Teens (and the Parents Who Love Them)

…At YCC specifically, it is long-term relationships (like these) that we forge with all of our college-bound families that is our greatest source of pride. If you think about it,…

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Why Maximizing Your Student’s ‘Free Time’ Is More Important Than Ever

Why Maximizing Your Student’s ‘Free Time’ Is More Important Than Ever

…is apparent when a student’s application demonstrates an authentic voice and a well-defined sense of self. This is critical when compared with students who share almost equally competitive test scores…

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{Important} Financial Aid Delays, Changes & Scholarship Implications for College Bound Families

{Important} Financial Aid Delays, Changes & Scholarship Implications for College Bound Families

…cost anywhere from $90,000 to $360,000 depending on the school. But most families don’t pay this, and the average discount rate is 56% according to the latest NACUBO data. We…

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Winners & Losers in The College Rankings Sweepstakes

Winners & Losers in The College Rankings Sweepstakes

…neck-deep in college essays…so, when one of my clients (thanks, Serge!) sent me the latest US News College Rankings, I knew it was time to emerge from my desk and…

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Record Setting LOW Admit Rates – What you need to know about your child’s admissions chances

Record Setting LOW Admit Rates – What you need to know about your child’s admissions chances

…fact remains that ultimately, the decisions are still made by people. We’ve been saying this for over a decade. In that time, technology has advanced, applications have changed, tests have…

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How March Madness Can Lead to Real Money in April

How March Madness Can Lead to Real Money in April

…the 2021-22 academic year: These numbers largely reflect merit discounts, or awards based on grades, test scores, and other factors based on high school performance. Truth is, many colleges offer…

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More FAFSA delays & its Impact on College Decisions

More FAFSA delays & its Impact on College Decisions

…with our families in 10th grade at the latest. When we do so, not only can we accurately estimate your student aid index (what they’ll say you can afford to…

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