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Scholarship Displacement

College costs continue to increase as the years go on. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, prices have increased 180% since 1980. Today, with the annual tuition for U.S. colleges and universities averaging approximately $25,000 for in-state public institutions, $44,000 for out-of-state public institutions, and $55,000 for private colleges, it is […]

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Calling All 8th & 9th Graders! A Guide to Getting Ready for the College Application Process

Even though college may seem far away, it’s never too early to start building a strong foundation for the exciting process of applying to college; now more than ever, it is crucial to get an early start. You can begin to create a solid student portfolio just by getting involved in the things you love. […]

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College Interviews

Tell me about yourself. Why are you interested in this college? Which academic programs interest you? What do you hope to be doing ten years from now? What are your academic strengths and weaknesses? Have you ever taken the time to think about these things, and to really put your thoughts together in a concrete […]

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Good Fit Checklist

As a sophomore or junior in high school, you have so many exciting decisions to make. Despite the fact that college is more than a year away, you are asked to begin the process of selecting which colleges you want to consider. Questions flood your brain: Where do I start? How do I know what […]

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The Critical Years

“The Critical Years” Why your child’s earliest years of learning are critical to their future by Mallory Provost As parents, we watch our children transform from infants to toddlers to young children. Along the way, we witness the physical changes they undergo as we buy bigger clothes, bigger shoes, and ever more groceries for them, […]

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Approaching and Accessing Scholarships

According to a survey conducted by U.S. News, out of the 1,076 ranked colleges that participated, 22 percent of undergraduates received a merit scholarship in the 2019-2020 school year. Merit scholarships are awarded to students with a special skill or talent. With the high price tag on colleges, seeking a scholarship that supports your interests […]

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How has COVID Affected Trends in College & Graduate School?

In 2020, COVID-19 changed the world as we knew it. Between masks, quarantining, and illness, a domino effect of change was sent like shockwaves through society. Not to be spared, college and graduate school trends were impacted from the rippling effects of our “new normal”. Over the last two years, colleges have had to face […]

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What You Should Know as a First-Generation College Student

Many students see college as a rite of passage, a requisite step in the educational process, informed in part by their parents’ and grandparents’ recounting of adventures with roommates and of courses with inspiring professors. Some students aspire to attend a parent’s alma mater, while others are determined to forge a new path for themselves. […]

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Admissions Trends for 2022

Much like the rest of 2020-2021, the admissions cycle was certainly unprecedented. As students continued to apply to colleges in record numbers, the COVID-19 pandemic created a seismic shift in both how students applied and how colleges responded to the great uncertainty inherent in this process. Most notably, colleges and universities across the country adopted […]

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