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CP Podcast Episode 2 – The College Application Essay: Tips & Mistakes

CP Podcast Episode 2 – The College Application Essay: Tips & Mistakes

The application essay is an opportunity for you (or your child) to express yourself and help an admissions officer get to know you. This episode gives pointers—and easy mistakes to avoid.

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CP Podcast Episode 1 – Why, When and What to Expect

CP Podcast Episode 1 – Why, When and What to Expect

Why is it important for you (or your child) to visit a college before applying—and what should you look for? Who should you contact, and how do you follow up? We’re gonna answer these questions with some tips on how to make a great impression.

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Introducing Xceed Prep: See How Personalized Learning Is Changing Students’ Lives For The Better

Introducing Xceed Prep: See How Personalized Learning Is Changing Students’ Lives For The Better

If you’ve been reading our blog, you know that we often lament how it seems as if in many of our high schools, it’s the student who serves the system instead of the system working for the student.   But not in all of our high schools.   Last Fall we partnered with Xceed Preparatory […]

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FREE Tuition for all New Yorkers?!? – might want to read the fine print…

FREE Tuition for all New Yorkers?!? – might want to read the fine print…

The State of New York recently passed major legislation that will provide free tuition at public universities to in-state residents who make less than $125,000. The grant, known as the Excelsior Scholarship, is only available to in-state NY residents and covers tuition only.   Still, the measure adds strong momentum to the trend towards free […]

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UPDATE on changes to Fl’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program

UPDATE on changes to Fl’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program

This March, the Florida Senate voted to extend Bright Futures Scholarships’ to summer classes/sessions AND to nearly double the scholarship amount awarded for the Academic Scholars level.   Though Governor Scott refused to sign the bill, students who qualify will still receive roughly $6,000 per year (full tuition at many of Florida’s public universities) plus […]

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How to Turn March ‘Madness’ into an April Scholarship

How to Turn March ‘Madness’ into an April Scholarship

Ill-timed, late season Nor’easters notwithstanding, this is my favorite time of the year. There is nothing in sport quite like the annual college basketball lovefest widely known as March Madness. For two weeks, my two passions – higher education and basketball – converge to bring us the most unpredictable, entertaining and exciting collection of highly […]

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How high schools are evolving to meet students’ needs

How high schools are evolving to meet students’ needs

As you know, Jill and I think a lot about how we are educating children today. More specifically, we think a lot about how we can help educate them better. That’s why we are so pleased to announce our partnership with Xceed Preparatory Academy, a groundbreaking network of college prep middle and high schools that […]

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Here Are Multiple Ways You Can Get Money To Attend College

Here Are Multiple Ways You Can Get Money To Attend College

Multiple Ways You Can Get Money For College from Your College Concierge

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Infographic: How Financial Aid Works

Infographic: How Financial Aid Works

View in 2 parts (click on the image to enlarge): Click on the image below to enlarge, or right-click here to save the infographic to your device.

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