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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Lessons from the 2022 College Application Cycle

The 2022 application cycle has wrapped, so we’re sharing the biggest takeaways from the last year to help 2023 grads plan appropriately.

Posted on June 24th, 2022 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Common App Report; Attending a Christian College; College Savings

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn how best to approach tapping your college savings accounts.

Posted on June 22nd, 2022 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Should You Buy Tuition Insurance? | College Coach Blog

College finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos shares things you should think about when considering whether or not to buy tuition insurance. Read on!

Posted on June 21st, 2022 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ESSAYS

Tips for Writing the Medical School Application Essay

The medical school application essay is your chance to explain why you’re drawn to the field of medicine. Read on for tips.

Posted on June 16th, 2022 by Lauren DiProspero, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Application Deadlines; Financing Advice; Common App Activity List

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach to learn about the different types of college application deadlines and how to choose.

Posted on June 15th, 2022 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

What is a Credit Report?

Check out our YouTube channel for an explainer on credit reports and how student and parent loans can affect them.

Posted on June 14th, 2022 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

LGBTQ+ Scholarships; Student Research; Using a College Counselor

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear about LBGTQ+ scholarships, research, and whether hiring a college counselor makes sense for your student.

Posted on June 8th, 2022 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ESSAYS

Preparing to Write Your College Essays without Actually Writing

If you’re seeking inspiration for putting pen to paper, admissions consultant Jen Simons has some recommendations for preparing to write your college essays.

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by Jennifer Simons, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Cutting Back to Improve Teen Mental Health; Listener Q&A

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for a discussion on how students can better balance mental health and extracurricular involvement.

Posted on June 1st, 2022 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Identity-Based Scholarship Series: Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

In honor of Pride Month, we’re taking a look at some merit- and need-based aid scholarships especially for LGBTQ+ students. Check them out.

Posted on May 31st, 2022 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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