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50+ Questions to Ask on a College Visit

50+ Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Do you know what questions to ask on your college visit? Here's a list of great questions whether you visit in person or virtually. Download our checklist to bring it to your visit. Add your own questions and ignore those that don’t apply to you. Ask what you need to...

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

Why should you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) even when you know you won’t qualify for need-based aid? You’ve already filled out the Common App, applications for colleges, applications for scholarships, applications for housing, and on...

Don’t Make Common Mistakes on the Common App

Don’t Make Common Mistakes on the Common App

The Common Application (Common App) is a single college application you can use to apply to over 1,000 public and private colleges and universities. Avoid these common mistakes on the Common App! #1 Missed Deadlines The Common App opens August 1 each year but the...

What Is the Common App?

What Is the Common App?

As senior year approaches, you have a lot on your plate. The Common Application is a helpful resource to save you time in the college application process. But what is the Common App, and how does it work?  What is the Common App? The Common Application (Common App) is...

Write a Great College Essay (+ Examples)

Write a Great College Essay (+ Examples)

How do you write a great college essay that makes colleges notice you? Use these five keys to spice up your college essays. Admissions counselors receive application after application and want to know if you will fit in well at their school. To do this, they look to...

Earn College Credit with CLEP Exams

Earn College Credit with CLEP Exams

Earn college credit with CLEP multiple-choice exams. What is the CLEP Program? The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has existed for more than 50 years. Exam fees are $93 each (some test centers may charge an additional fee, usually $25). You...

How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

How Many AP Classes Should You Take? Do you want to: graduate college sooner with less debt? challenge yourself academically? gauge your future success in college? present your best application to college admissions officers, especially at more selective schools? All...

Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The FAFSA application is important for both need-based and merit aid. Use this guide to help complete your FAFSA to maximize both.  Who should complete the FAFSA?  Nearly all students enrolling in a...

Skipping the FAFSA Costs Families Money

Skipping the FAFSA Costs Families Money

FAFSA naivety costs families money. A  recent Lending Tree survey of 1,000+ college students confirmed that too many lack knowledge about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are thus making college even more expensive. 85% didn’t know that the...

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