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College admissions and finance advice from the experts. The Insider blog is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
                       

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

5 Tips for Getting into Your Dream School

You think you’ve found “the one”—the one college, that is. Now what? Read on for 5 tips to improve your chances of getting into your dream school.

Posted on August 4th, 2022 by Karen Spencer, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Becoming a Sportscaster; Athlete To Do Lists; Sharing Financial Aid Details

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for a list of things prospective college athletes should do now to prepare for college admissions.

Posted on August 3rd, 2022 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Sending Your Student Off to College; Listener Q&A

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear tips from a parent and College Coach finance expert on preparing to send your student to college this fall.

Posted on July 27th, 2022 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Advice for Students Going to College Abroad

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for advice for US students considering studying abroad and international students considering college in the US.

Posted on July 20th, 2022 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

College Planning for Multiple Students

Upcoming changes to the federal financial aid formula could shake up the saving and spending plans of families who will have more than one child in college.

Posted on July 19th, 2022 by Beth Feinberg Keenan, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Summer Campus Visits; Meeting Financial Need

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear from a Boston College admissions officer and tour guide on making the most of a summer campus visit.

Posted on July 13th, 2022 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ESSAYS

Writing College Essays about Mental Health in the Context of the Pandemic

If you’re considering writing your college essay about mental health challenges, it’s important to reflect on your progress before putting pen to paper.

Posted on July 7th, 2022 by Vanessa Garrido, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Morehead Cain and Selective Scholarships; Buy Now Pay Later Apps

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for a discussion on selective scholarships and the sometimes extensive application processes they require.

Posted on July 6th, 2022 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

When Should I Use My 529 Funds?

A 529 plan is a great way to save for college, but deciding when and how to spend those savings may depend on your circumstances.

Posted on June 30th, 2022 by Wally Boudet, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

LGBTQ+ College Search; Listener Questions

Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for resources LGBTQ+ students can use to help in the college search process.

Posted on June 29th, 2022 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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