Words to avoid in your college essay

July 8, 2015
Students tend to use vague word when they are writing their essay as well as in the descriptions of the activities. Don’t use vague words. Word to avoid are: Many Numerous Frequently Various Countless or any other vague ambiguous word Be specific. Don’t say “I helped at many carwash fundraising events.” If you helped fund-raise […]

Students tend to use vague word when they are writing their essay as well as in the descriptions of the activities. Don’t use vague words. Word to avoid are: Many Numerous Frequently Various Countless or any other vague ambiguous word Be specific. Don’t say “I helped at many carwash fundraising events.” If you helped fund-raise […]

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how to apply for student loans

July 6, 2015
How to apply for student loans Create a FSA ID and password (double check your password) Use this link to create an account https://fsaid.ed.gov Your username will not expire. Your password must be changed every 18 months. If you log in and your password has expired, you will be required to change your password. Once […]

How to apply for student loans Create a FSA ID and password (double check your password) Use this link to create an account https://fsaid.ed.gov Your username will not expire. Your password must be changed every 18 months. If you log in and your password has expired, you will be required to change your password. Once […]

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Federal Government Reduces Educational Loan Interest Rates

June 29, 2015
Bad News and Good News First the good news: Recently while the media went into a frenzy with their best Chicken Little impersonation selling their doom and gloom claiming that educational loan interest rates would double. The Federal Government just announced that federally backed educational loan interest rates would go down. Over the board all […]

Bad News and Good News First the good news: Recently while the media went into a frenzy with their best Chicken Little impersonation selling their doom and gloom claiming that educational loan interest rates would double. The Federal Government just announced that federally backed educational loan interest rates would go down. Over the board all […]

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Common Application 2015-2016 Essay Prompts

April 24, 2015
Common Application 2015-2016 Essay Prompts The Common Application Organization announced Essay Prompts for the 2015-2016 Common Application on March 31, 2015. Students will be instructed to select and respond to one prompt with a 650 word limit. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application […]

Common Application 2015-2016 Essay Prompts The Common Application Organization announced Essay Prompts for the 2015-2016 Common Application on March 31, 2015. Students will be instructed to select and respond to one prompt with a 650 word limit. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application […]

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Early Decision or Early Action vs Regular Decision

December 29, 2014
Early Decision or Early Action vs Regular Decision If a student has the grades and test scores that match or are in the upper 1/3 bracket of students that are admitted AND the parents do not care about getting financial aid, then apply Early Decision/Early Action. However, if financial aid is needed then apply under […]

Early Decision or Early Action vs Regular Decision If a student has the grades and test scores that match or are in the upper 1/3 bracket of students that are admitted AND the parents do not care about getting financial aid, then apply Early Decision/Early Action. However, if financial aid is needed then apply under […]

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Phoenix College Fair 14

August 19, 2014
Phoenix College Fair is September 28 Sunday 11AM-3PM Imagine filling out 100 plus+ forms. I’ve got writers cramps just thinking about it. At the upcoming Phoenix College Fair, almost 200 schools will be represented. Working on your “College Touch Points” is now easier than ever. It used to be that when a student went to […]

Phoenix College Fair is September 28 Sunday 11AM-3PM Imagine filling out 100 plus+ forms. I’ve got writers cramps just thinking about it. At the upcoming Phoenix College Fair, almost 200 schools will be represented. Working on your “College Touch Points” is now easier than ever. It used to be that when a student went to […]

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Scottsdale College Fair 14

August 19, 2014
the Scottsdale College Fair 14 2014 Scottsdale College Fair Saturday, September 27th, 20141:00-3:00pm the day before the Phoenix College Fair at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This website is easier to use than the NACAC website. (about 100 colleges will be in attendance) Scottsdale College Fair September 27 2014, 1-3PM Scottsdale Center for the Performing […]

the Scottsdale College Fair 14 2014 Scottsdale College Fair Saturday, September 27th, 20141:00-3:00pm the day before the Phoenix College Fair at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This website is easier to use than the NACAC website. (about 100 colleges will be in attendance) Scottsdale College Fair September 27 2014, 1-3PM Scottsdale Center for the Performing […]

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Essay Prompts for 2014-2015 Common Application

February 13, 2014
Essay Prompts for 2014 -2015 Common Application Just announced this February 2014: the 2014-2015 essay prompts will remain unchanged from the previous year. The 2014-2015 Common Application, launch date August 1, 2014, will include five “personal statement” essay prompts. The prompts were designed to enable applicants to tell their unique stories as part of a […]

Essay Prompts for 2014 -2015 Common Application Just announced this February 2014: the 2014-2015 essay prompts will remain unchanged from the previous year. The 2014-2015 Common Application, launch date August 1, 2014, will include five “personal statement” essay prompts. The prompts were designed to enable applicants to tell their unique stories as part of a […]

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One Point = $50,000 Lost!

December 6, 2013
Terminal mistake made by too many families and students: Starting the college process late. I met with a family early October who had a senior.  He was a great kid, good grades, a high PSAT score, great extracurricular activities and leadership – a prime candidate for scholarships.  However, he had never taken the SAT or […]

Terminal mistake made by too many families and students: Starting the college process late. I met with a family early October who had a senior.  He was a great kid, good grades, a high PSAT score, great extracurricular activities and leadership – a prime candidate for scholarships.  However, he had never taken the SAT or […]

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How to increase your Test Scores and Knock It Out of the Park

December 1, 2013
 How to increase your Test Scores and Knock It Out of the Park PDF Version of this page One of my students Matt knocked the ACT score out of the park. This increase in his test score changed his scholarship from good to GREAT! It took effort and you can do it too! Matt specifically […]

 How to increase your Test Scores and Knock It Out of the Park PDF Version of this page One of my students Matt knocked the ACT score out of the park. This increase in his test score changed his scholarship from good to GREAT! It took effort and you can do it too! Matt specifically […]

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