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Think Strategically About Your Letters of Recommendation and Your Potential Letter Writers

What is a “Letter of Recommendation”? A letter of recommendation is a communication written by an individual who is selected by the student (“recommender”). These letters are considered “confidential” and students do not typically view the letters unless the recommender decides to share. The letter is most often sent to the college via the application

Where Do We Go From Here?

It’s early February 2021. Where do we go from here? We are almost in year two of a worldwide pandemic and we have seen extraordinary changes to our lives in ways unimaginable a year ago. When we look back at college planning and the application process, the impact of the pandemic was clearly unbelievable. Standardized test dates were

Merit scholarships: Where’s the money?

Don’t feel discouraged if you have been told that your family income is too high to qualify for financial aid. Keep your enthusiasm – there are scholarships available to EVERY student, regardless of income! If you are willing to take the time to do the research and submit a great application, the rewards can be

To Test Or Not To Test

To test or not to test…that is the question. As many colleges and universities announce new test optional policies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, students are questioning whether it is necessary to prepare for and take the SAT or ACT test. The short answer is YES! And here’s why… Test optional DOES NOT