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Essential Questions for Your College Visits

Essential Questions for Your College Visits
Visiting colleges is an important step in determining where your child will apply. It shows colleges that you are interested in coming to their school. With college visits, you'll want to have prepared some questions in advance that will give yo...
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How to Make the Final College Decision

How to Make the Final College Decision
Let's talk about how to make that final decision about what college to attend. Sometimes it's REALLY easy to make a decision. It's easy when the teen loves the college, and the parent has figured out a way to make it affordable. Other times it can be...
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What to Submit with Your College Application

What to Submit with Your College Application
The college admission process can be a long and grueling process, filled with strange forms and processes that you haven't heard of before. All this can feel pretty overwhelming, which is why we are putting together a new Solution product to hel...
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Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest
Each time you and your child interact with a college, the student should send a "Thank You" note by email within a few days of their visit. In the past, these were traditionally snail-mail letters, but now we have a powerful weapon: email. Whereas a ...
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This is great information! Thank you!
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What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest

What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest
​You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school is likely to benefit only the college, and unlikely to benefit your chil...
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
 Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application Essay Prompts, for free! Junior year is the BEST time to practice your college application ess...
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Midyear Grades for College Applications

Midyear Grades for College Applications
If you have a senior, it's time to send colleges your mid-year grades! When you have a senior , you will need to send colleges your child's mid-year progress report, or semester grades. Part of the process of applying is keeping your colleges ap...
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45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]

45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]
Learning interviewing skills is important for all adults, whether they go to college or not. At some point in life, most people have experienced a job of college interview. Spend some time during junior and senior year discussing interview skills whi...
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College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner
Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes time and effort to prepare deliciously, scrumptious and eye-pleasing presentations. If you are thinking about Thanksgiving, let me share my menu...
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45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview

45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview
A college admission interview is a great opportunity to learn the adult skill of interviewing for a job. Perfect for college bound or non-college bound kids, teach your children these simple tips to success in a college admission interview. 12 Ways t...
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Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions

Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions
Most colleges require, request, or appreciate course descriptions. Most parents plan ahead, by having course descriptions ready for college admission. However, there is great variety on how to provide that information. Some colleges say they "don't n...
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College Reference Books

College Reference Books
Did you take statistics in high school yourself? Maybe you wondered when you were ever going to use that skill, right? Well, it's now! One step in finding a college is to take the time to compare statistics in college reference books. You want t...
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Social Media Influences Admission

Social Media Influences Admission
Did you know? Many college admission professionals check the social media accounts for their applicants. It's important to talk to your children about making smart choices on what they post on social media. Have them use the "Rule of Mom" with social...
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Freshman Year for Free with Modern States Education Alliance

Freshman Year for Free with Modern States Education Alliance
Modern States Education Alliance has a program to provide freshman year of college for free through free online CLEP courses and payment of $80 test fee. Modern States Education Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to making college more accessible and ...
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Guidance Counselor Pro Tip: Read College Statistics

Guidance Counselor Pro Tip: Read College Statistics
You are the high school guidance counselor. Like your counterparts in public and private school, you need a book to explain the differences between colleges. When you are looking for colleges that might be a good fit, it's important to read the fine ...
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