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PSAT scores are out. Now what?

PSAT scores are out. Now what?

For those who took the PSAT this past October, online scores have been posted to your (or your child’s, if you’re a parent) College Board Account. Since the online score report has a lot of data and can be a tad confusing… Here is a quick guide to finding and interpreting your PSAT score. 1. […]

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Sanity-saving family advice: What to do if a nosy, know-it-all Uncle’s talkin’ college over dinner

Sanity-saving family advice: What to do if a nosy, know-it-all Uncle’s talkin’ college over dinner

I love big family dinners, but our teens around the table, especially those who are in the throes of figuring out what they’ll be doing post-high school, don’t like it so much. See, eventually some well-meaning adult will bring up the ‘c’ word, as in College. Like: ‘So, where are you applying? Did you get […]

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It’s Financial Aid Season! Find out what’s changing this year.

It’s Financial Aid Season! Find out what’s changing this year.

It’s October—that means that the financial aid season is here and we’re neck deep in financial aid applications! This year there are quite a few changes to both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. So, we wanted to share with you some new resources we’ve got to help you navigate them. To remind you, last […]

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CP Podcast Episode 8 – Financial Aid Season Begins: What You Need To Know

CP Podcast Episode 8 – Financial Aid Season Begins: What You Need To Know

Financial Aid is a big part of planning for college. Many people mistakenly think that their family income is too high to qualify for financial aid, but that’s often not the case. There are 2 types of financial aid and 2 main forms to fill out to qualify. We’ll explain this as well as the […]

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CP Podcast Episode 7 – How to Build Your College List

CP Podcast Episode 7 – How to Build Your College List

When you are putting together a list of colleges to research and apply to, how should you choose the best ones? How many “safe” colleges vs. “reach” colleges should you pursue? Why might a school be ideal for one student, but wrong for another (even if they are siblings)? Listen and we’ll answer all of […]

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Getting Reorganzied and Re-opened After Hurricane Irma

Getting Reorganzied and Re-opened After Hurricane Irma

With the wind and rain of Irma behind us, we are happy to say that our Weston office will be RESUMING NORMAL OPERATIONS now as of Wednesday, September 13. There may be debris all over the streets, trees may be blocking some roads, and many in our community still don’t have electricity, but students still […]

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CP Podcast Episode 6 – How to Ace a College Interview

CP Podcast Episode 6 – How to Ace a College Interview

What are the most useful tips to consider when preparing for an interview with a college (or a job)? What kinds of questions might be asked? Peter gives an example of how to make a positive impression—one that could be remembered for years.

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CP Podcast Episode 5 – Which Extracurricular Activities Count?

CP Podcast Episode 5 – Which Extracurricular Activities Count?

How do you (or your child) spend your time when you’re not at school? Is one type of extracurricular activity better than another? What if you have other obligations? Peter explains what college admissions officers look for when reviewing applications.

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CP Podcast Episode 4 – Back to School

CP Podcast Episode 4 – Back to School

It’s the time of the year where school starts again for the fall. In this episode, we’re gonna take a deep dive on what to expect to make the most out of your school year. If you’re a 12th grader, 11th grader, 10th grader or 9th grader or a parent, you’ll know what to expect […]

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CP Podcast Episode 3 – How Does Social Media Affect College Admissions?

CP Podcast Episode 3 – How Does Social Media Affect College Admissions?

Social media can be a fantastic tool to become familiar with a college’s activities and atmosphere. But it can also compromise your acceptance. In this episode, Peter discusses a recent example from Harvard.

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