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For Caddies to Vegetarians: Cool and Unique Scholarship Opportunities

Looking for ways to pay for college? While it’s wise to first look at your prospective colleges for available scholarships, there are also quite a few scholarships offered by outside organizations that you might want to check out. The key to this type of search is to think about qualities that are uniquely you, and then make that the focus of your search. This strategy often leads to ...
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Getting Started With The Common Application

It’s August 1st, which means the start of application season for rising seniors! The Common App is an online application used by almost 900 colleges and universities across the country and allows students to apply to multiple schools using one platform.  Ready to get started? Check out our tips for making the process a little bit easier:
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Our College Reading List: 5 Book Recommendations for Parents and Teens

August is here! Time for the big send-off! Parents and students: you are all probably feeling excited for what the next 4 years will hold, and anxious about getting everything done and ready for the big day. Hopefully you are feeling well prepared and confident in where you’ll be headed! However, if you’re looking for some last minute reassurance on if you've selected the right school, or that ...
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5 Tips for Students Heading to College

For those of you heading off to college in the fall:  you’ve heeded so much advice in preparation for this moment.  Studied for the SAT, earned good grades, participated in extracurricular activities…you’re ready for this, right?  Not so fast. We have just a little bit more wisdom to share with you as you make your most significant life transition to date.  Read on, and don’t worry. There won’t ...
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5 Tips for Parents with Students Heading To College

Lara Poulios July 17, 2019 parent tips
My youngest child recently graduated from high school, so I have spent some time this summer considering the advice that I would like to impart upon him and the other families that I’ve had the pleasure to work with as they begin their college journeys.   After careful consideration, my advice is this:
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