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What Colleges Look for in Applicants’ Extracurricular Activities

Nov. 15, 2019

Grades and strength of curriculum are top of the list of attributes that colleges look for in applicants, however, colleges also appreciate that “something extra” in students. Extracurricular activities are a great way for teens to build leadership abilities and fuel their passions.

Five Characteristics That Predict College Success

Nov. 01, 2019

It’s impossible to guarantee that your high schooler will go off to college, excel in all subjects, graduate summa cum laude and embark upon an incredible career. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that your teen is on the right path?

Seven Tips for Writing the Common Application Essay

Oct. 11, 2019

Many colleges require students to submit an essay using one of the Common Application essay prompts. For 2019-2020, there are seven prompts to choose from, one of which is to share an essay on any topic of the student’s choice.

Freshman Year Checklist to Get Ready for College

Oct. 04, 2019

High school is a brand-new experience for students, and it may take some time to adapt. One surprise for many students is the importance of getting off on the right foot and staying the course.

Sophomore Year Checklist to Get Ready for College

Sep. 27, 2019

The second year of high school is when many students start thinking more seriously about college. While college applications are still a ways off, it is still important to keep an eye towards that goal. Read some helpful sophomore year tips

Senior Year Checklist to Get Ready for College

Sep. 13, 2019

If your teen graduates next spring and intends to go to college, there’s a lot for your teen to do this school year (in addition to keeping up those grades, of course).

Six Scholarship Resources Your Teen Should Check Out

Aug. 23, 2019

If you have a high school junior or senior who is about to start applying to colleges, cost and financial aid might be top of your mind. One of the best ways to lower the cost of college, of course, is by earning scholarships—and the more your teen applies, the greater chance he has of securing some scholarship money.

FAFSA FAQs for Parents of Teens

Aug. 16, 2019

If you’ve got a college-bound teen, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but do you know how this application can affect your teen’s future?

How Your Teen Can Make Senior Year Great

Aug. 02, 2019

After working toward a future that seemed far off, the time has finally come for your teen to graduate high school and head to college and into the real world. After all of your teen’s hard work leading up to this point, it’s important for them to finish strong.

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