What Should You Do With Your Test Scores Anyway?

What Should You Do With Your Test Scores Anyway?

By Liz Boyd High school test scores: Why do they still matter? What do you need to know about them? Even if the college you are going to states that the ACT or SAT tests are optional, there may be other reasons to prep to earn a high score on the standardized tests. If you want merit aid from the college (i.e. free money!) you may be required to submit scores. Standardized tests and even AP tests are all important because it represents the measurement of a students skills, and should be reinf....

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Hate Student Loans?

Hate Student Loans?

By Kim Parros and Liz Boyd Love them or hate them, student loans are sometimes a fact of life. No matter how hard you have saved for college sometimes it's just not enough to pay the full tuition bill and then you realize that you need a loan. The majority of people don’t understand every facet about loans and this is a problem. Before we discuss loan options lets take a step back in the college planning process of trying to find a way to pay for college. This is one of our expertise areas an....

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Oops- Applying To College Has Changed

Oops- Applying To College Has Changed

Depending on when you applied to college, the college application process may have changed. I can say this in all honesty because when I was 18 my application consisted of filling out a paper application then selecting one college to send it to. If you were not accepted to that college you sent another paper application to the next college. Times have changed and with the introduction of the Common Application, it has made applying to more than one college easier. Although applying to more colle....

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When is an extracurricular good enough?

When is an extracurricular good enough?

By Tim Parros Every student is different. They have different passions and are driven for different reasons. Some students don’t aspire to attend highly selective schools so they are not too worried about the activities that they are involved in outside of school. But even if the school is not selective these activities can be to key to being awarded merit (free) money from the school and set them apart from their classmates. Students also have to balance many competing obligations, includin....

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