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Video: Like ice cream? There’s a scholarship for that.

Video: Like ice cream? There’s a scholarship for that.

January 18, 2017 | Posted in: High School

Scholarships just for being tall?
Free money for knitting hobbyists?
A grant for liking ice cream?

Yes, yes and how did we not know about this as kids?
Last year, over $3 billion in grant funds went unused. There are scholarship opportunities for all students, you just have to know where to look.

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College debt: Know what you can afford

College debt: Know what you can afford

March 17, 2016 | Posted in: High School

“What can I do to put you into a college today?” Deciding on a college isn’t exactly the same as buying a new car, says Cobleskill-Richmondville Guidance Counselor Kristin Komarinski, but many of the same rules apply. “As with any big purchase, there are a lot of things to consider,” says the guidance counselor of […]

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Coalition to offer online, collaborative approach for building college-application portfolios

January 28, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

In a move some of the nation’s top colleges and universities say will help students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds apply for college, a new “Coalition Application” is set to launch in April. Similar to the Common Application, which allows students to apply to several colleges at once through a single portal, the Coalition Application would […]

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Students casting wide nets in college search

November 22, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

How many is too many? The same question that can creep up on us late at night while staring into a bag of cookies is one that high school seniors and their families grapple with more and more when it comes to college applications. These days, it is not unusual to hear a college-bound senior […]

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College application essays can introduce the real you

November 24, 2014 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

Seniors deep into completing college applications are wrestling with one of the most personal parts of the process: the college essay. While grades matter and extracurricular activities count, many college counselors will tell you that a college essay is where you can truly set yourself apart from the rest of the pack. “Let your life […]

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SAT revisions begin in 2015

October 15, 2014 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

A revamped SAT®, that globally recognized college admissions test created by the not-for-profit College Board, is set to debut in 2016 featuring changes in what’s tested, how it’s scored and how students prepare. The College Board is making comprehensive changes to the standardized test to reinforce the skills and evidence-based thinking that high school students […]

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Navigating college financial aid forms

January 31, 2014 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

It was just before Christmas when I got the call at work. “Mom, I got in.” It was my senior daughter, and her voice filled with emotion as she relayed how she had learned online that she had “early action” acceptance – a non-binding decision – to her top college choice. She was excited and […]

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Navigating the college application process

November 26, 2013 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

Recently, and with the help of a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call, my son and I finalized his college applications. While a pre-dawn send-off is not a filing requirement, we had not been able to convince the Common App’s new and improved (but, sadly, not yet bug-free) online college application filing service to complete the deal […]

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Pre-test a college’s vibe at the local college fair

October 1, 2013 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

First impressions count – a concept that has been particularly relevant as we’ve worked our way around the Northeast looking at colleges with our high school senior. Creating a list of college possibilities started with a visit to CollegeBoard.com, where my daughter whittled down options based on her interests, grades and test scores (SAT, ACT), […]

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The search for a college: Where to begin and what to expect from a summer campus visit

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

\During a busy school year, the college application process can fall to the bottom of the priority list. Keeping up good grades, participating in sports and clubs, working, volunteering and doing all the other things that make a good college applicant can also make it hard for students to squeeze in college visits. Every recent […]

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