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Tips for Navigating Virtual College Fairs

Every year, March ushers in the Spring season, college basketball madness, and this year (thanks to COVID) a generous selection of virtual college fairs. A college fair can be a great way to learn more about schools you are already considering and/or to explore schools you haven’t even considered yet. Best of all, a college fair is an excellent way to demonstrate interest in the schools you may ...
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Building Plans: The Path to Education and a Career in Architecture

The word “architecture” dates back to 1560. It means “the art of building, tasteful application of scientific and traditional rules of good construction to the materials at hand.” If you want to pursue architecture as a major in college and eventually as a professional, then you should know about the variations in architecture degrees and the opportunities to practice this skill set. There are ...
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2021-2022 Common App Essay Prompts Announced

They're here! They're here! If you're like us you've been patiently waiting for the 2021-22 Common App Essay Prompts to be announced. The BIG NEWS is that there is a NEW prompt included this year: Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
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Dos and Don'ts of Appealing a Financial Aid Award

Ah...February. The month of Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Also the month during which colleges will start to send out financial aid information. Quick caveat: this will only be for the schools to which your student has already been accepted. Colleges with April 1 notification dates will package the financial aid with the acceptance information.
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