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What is the ONE THING that 98% of Higher Ed Admissions Professionals Agree On?!

What is the ONE THING that 98% of Higher Ed Admissions Professionals Agree On?!

If you’re confused about what matters most to college admissions professionals, you’re not alone – and it’s not your fault! In fact, there’s a long-standing, though not so funny, joke in our industry that if you meet with 10 Admissions officers, you’ll get 10 different variations on how to evaluate an applicant. Case in point: One of my students […]

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Who Wins at College Admissions… and Why?

Who Wins at College Admissions… and Why?

Let’s face it – most of us have at some point in our lives felt as if there was a game being played around us that we weren’t given the rules to win. I hear this a lot about the college admissions process. As in, ‘it’s just NOT fair.’ For the most part, they’re right. […]

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National College #DecisionDay! Where They’re Headed & Why College Counseling Matters

National College #DecisionDay! Where They’re Headed & Why College Counseling Matters

Yesterday was ‘National Decision Day’ for the Class of 2018.  The college admissions offers received in the past several weeks were weighed by the families we serve, usually in close consultation with us, and when the dust settled at sunset yesterday, all YCC students were proudly enrolled at one of their top choices. A full […]

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Big Announcement – We’re Mobile!

Big Announcement – We’re Mobile!

WESTON, Fla., March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With college acceptances soon to be in hand for aspiring 2018 high school graduates, attention now turns to the Class of 2019 and beyond, who must find the help they need to identify, get into and pay less for college. Enter YCC360°, a web-based, mobile-first solution for […]

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11th Annual #UniversityGenerosityBracketology!

11th Annual #UniversityGenerosityBracketology!

It’s bracket time! This is most definitely my favorite time of the year. There is nothing in sport quite like the annual college basketball lovefest widely known as March Madness. For three weeks, my two geeky passions – higher education and basketball – converge to bring us the most unpredictable, entertaining and exciting collection of highly competitive basketball […]

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Big Vote on FL Bright Futures: How This & Other Legislative Actions May Affect Your Wallet

Big Vote on FL Bright Futures: How This & Other Legislative Actions May Affect Your Wallet

In the 2017 legislative session, Florida lawmakers ​extended the state-funded merit scholarship program, Bright Futures, to include summer classes/sessions AND agreed to nearly double the scholarship amount awarded for top students who qualify for the Academic Scholars level. Under the new plan, students who qualified for this top tier award were able to receive $6,000 […]

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Attention Washington, DC college-bound students – DC TAG Application is Open!

Attention Washington, DC college-bound students – DC TAG Application is Open!

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) application officially ‘opened’ on February 1. To the uninitiated, DC TAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities (two-year and four-year) throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition […]

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8 minutes to Gain (or LOSE) An Admissions Edge; 38 minutes to learn how

8 minutes to Gain (or LOSE) An Admissions Edge; 38 minutes to learn how

Don’t you just love February? Seriously, a whole month dedicated to expressing your love to that special someone. Ok, I kid, but really – what was once a single day dedicated to love has now turned into a month-long super-sized celebration of Amore. We’ve now got Valentine’s week, Propose Day, Promise Day – it never […]

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Competition at State Universities

Competition at State Universities

Admissions results are scheduled to be released tomorrow at FSU, which means that households across the state will be holding their collective breaths for a decision to admit their high school senior. If your student applied to FSU, we wish you and them the best of success and we hope that you receive good news […]

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NEW! Early Admits, Why Deferred is NOT denied and a $50,986 case for early college planning

NEW! Early Admits, Why Deferred is NOT denied and a $50,986 case for early college planning

Been quite a week for kids in high school (and the parents who love them). In the past few days… – 9th, 10th and 11th graders who sat for the PSATs got their scores (here’s a link to a short video we created so you know how to interpret them) – 12th graders who applied ‘early action’ or ‘early […]

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