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How to Visit Colleges

It’s June, which means we’re coming up on peak college visit season. If you’re heading out to see colleges, here are some tips to get the most out of your visits. But first, some rules. Rule #1 of college visits: If you’re a high school student checking out a college, sign up for an official visit. Not only will you…

Colleges Still Have Openings!

If you’re still looking for your dream school, head over to NACAC’s College Openings Update. This list of colleges still accepting applications is released annually and serves as a reminder that plenty of colleges are happy to welcome students rather than rejecting them. The database allows you to search on numerous criteria including location and availability of financial aid. As…

Waitlisted?

Did you get waitlisted at your top choice school? Here’s what you need to know. First, most colleges don’t start calling students from the waitlist until after May 1. This means you should pay a deposit to secure your spot at another college before May 1, just to be sure you have a college for next year. If you do…

Where is the Pause Button?

Last week I bumped into a friend whose daughter is a high school senior. Like many of her peers, she’s very caught up in the college application process and eagerly awaiting acceptance letters. Needless to say, her enthusiasm is infectious and my friend is so excited about her next steps. I’m in a similar spot, with my two in their…

Free College

My son’s friend just graduated from Arizona State, without paying a penny. How? She works at Starbucks and through a combination of starting at community college and continuing with Starbucks College Achievement Plan, she was able to earn her bachelor’s degree for $0. She’s now working on her student teaching and expects to be a full-time teacher soon, all without…

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