The college admissions process isn't just about test scores and your GPA senior year. It's a cumulative review of four years worth of grades, activities, test scores and course schedule. Freshman and sophomores can build a strong academic foundation now and begin their college prep...

In just a matter of a few short weeks, high school seniors have been grappling with how to navigate coronavirus and college admissions and enrollment. What does it mean for financial aid? How do I pick the right school during a pandemic? Is a virtual...

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, TikTok, and more all available with the swipe of a thumb for prospective college students. Admissions officers are paying attention, so take a few minutes and follow along with our social media dos and don'ts. A recent survey of college...

For the fourth year in a row, the Common App essay prompts will remain unchanged from the previous year. Here's why that's important; especially if you're a junior in high school—you can get started right now on your application essay. Brainstorming ideas for your essay...

There's no silver bullet when it comes to gaining acceptance to your desired school, but here are five easy college admissions tips that will help set you on the right path. First impressions are important and we believe these five strategies will help set you...

Why should I use a college planner? It's a question we're asked all the time, even from friends and our own family. Today, we want to share a couple of reasons why we do what we do and why we think it's important. The importance of...

Planning for retirement and paying for college go hand in hand. Whether you're a parent or a college graduate looking to pursue a graduate degree, there are a number of factors to consider. We strongly encourage you to fund an IRA, 401k, or other employee-sponsored...

2020 is right around the corner and it's time to get off on the right foot with college planning in the new year. Whether you're a freshman and your family is starting to think about college or a junior who has already started the process,...

Opening a 529 Plan is a good first step when planning on how to pay for college expenses. Many times parents or grandparents fund a 529 Plan for the benefit of their children or grandchildren to fund their higher education. It's a great way to...

Understanding what your financial aid package covers can be complicated. For students who have applied and been admitted to schools, you'll receive an award letter from each college once your FAFSA is completed. An award letter will break down the overall cost of attending the...