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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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College Planning Resources During COVID-19

UPDATED: August 5,2021 In a valiant effort to streamline information for our families we've compiled a comprehensive list of resources that will be updated as needed during this crisis. If our college planning team can support your family during this trying time, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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The Impact of Coronavirus on College Visits and Decisions

For most of our Estrela families, the months of March and April are typically focused on prepping for spring break college visits or, for our high school seniors, Accepted Student Days on the campuses to which they've been admitted. In the wake of the quickly spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many U.S. colleges are canceling all on-campus programs for current and prospective students. So, what ...
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Let's Get Started! Summer Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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Ultimate List of Questions to Ask When Evaluating Engineering Programs

  Is your child thinking of pursuing a degree in engineering? Before spending too much time running through the standard admission information Q & A, it's important to know that there are many questions that are engineering-specific that you and your child should be asking. We crowd-sourced our independent college consulting colleagues in both IECA and HECA to see what questions they ...
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