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Good News! Your child CAN do THIS too

Good News! Your child CAN do THIS too

Here’s a cool story for your day: In August, we taught a College Application Course for rising 12th graders. Julia was one of our students, and she’ll be the first to admit that she was worried! Not only did she have a crazy busy work schedule, but she had no idea where she wanted to […]

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College “code words” nobody tells you about

College “code words” nobody tells you about

Let’s talk about CODE WORDS for a minute… You know, like when someone says: “Let’s get together soon” or “Let me check my calendar and we’ll set something up.” What they REALLY mean is: “You are not enough of a priority for me to get specific with a date.” Now, let’s look at CODE WORDS […]

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Summertime: The Best Time to Re-stack the College Odds in Your Child’s Favor

Summertime: The Best Time to Re-stack the College Odds in Your Child’s Favor

Here’s a fun fact: Your child’s college application is likely to get just 12 -to- 20 minutes of attention once it reaches the College Admissions office. So, can you guess what happens when the people who will read your child’s college application actually already ‘know’ your child? Answer: they’re likely to have a much harder time saying ‘no’ to your child. Here’s why. In this […]

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Why today’s college news could put an extra $31,590 Per Year in your pocket

Why today’s college news could put an extra $31,590 Per Year in your pocket

Are you someone who still thinks that only “poor” people get financial aid for college? Let’s debunk that silly myth right now… In today’s college world, demonstrating financial ‘need’ does not mean that you’re poor. It just means that you can’t necessarily pay the whole sticker price (anywhere from about $20,000 — $70,000 per year). […]

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The 5 Things You Should Be Doing Right Now​ To Make Sure That Your Child Has Great and AFFORDABLE College Options in April of 12th Grade

The 5 Things You Should Be Doing Right Now​ To Make Sure That Your Child Has Great and AFFORDABLE College Options in April of 12th Grade

The 5 Things You Should Be Doing Right Now​ To Make Sure That Your Child Has Great and AFFORDABLE College Options in April of 12th Grade from Your College Concierge

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New SAT scores are now out (plus a tool to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT

New SAT scores are now out (plus a tool to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT

If you are the parent of an 11th grader and your child took the brand-new SAT this past March, the College Board has informed us that your scores are now posted online at the College Board website. You can also take advantage of the official SAT Score Converter tool to see how scores from the […]

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3 Time-Tested, PROVEN (and Secret) Strategies To Lower Your Out-Of-Pocket College Expenses by $5K-$50K per year

3 Time-Tested, PROVEN (and Secret) Strategies To Lower Your Out-Of-Pocket College Expenses by $5K-$50K per year

Don’t miss the info we packed into our call…   “Thanks for the great call today, Pete & Jill. You two are amazing!” A.H. Click below to watch the replay of our recent live presentation, 3 Time-Tested, PROVEN (and Secret) Strategies To Lower Your Out-Of-Pocket College Expenses by $5K-$50K per year:  

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Delay and Lose Out

Delay and Lose Out

Some would say that we’re lucky to live in a time when we have infinite amounts of information available at our fingertips. Want to know how to cook a ‘pastry’ dessert without the pastry, but with pistachio nuts? You can Google it and find a dozen recipes. Want to know the best way to lose […]

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48 yrs old, not enough saved for college, 18 yr old daughter ‘freaking out at home’

48 yrs old, not enough saved for college, 18 yr old daughter ‘freaking out at home’

Check out this email we received from a guy a couple years back. “I have a daughter freaking out at home…The price of a college education now is comical and…the struggling middle class get screwed. This financial formula that FASCA (sic) figures…is a joke. They decide that going into huge debt seems to be the […]

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Did you know 67% of admissions officers are looking at your kid’s Facebook?

Did you know 67% of admissions officers are looking at your kid’s Facebook?

This just in:  67% of admissions officers surveyed in 2015 said they had looked up college applicants on Facebook! And 40% didn’t like what they found. The good news: When used appropriately, sharing on social media can be a pretty persuasive marketing tool.  As the saying goes – sharing is caring, The bad news? Oversharing […]

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