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3 Simple Tips for Completing Your FAFSA

What were you doing on October 1, 2018? Were you eating a yummy cookie in celebration of National Homemade Cookies Day like I was? If not, it isn’t too late to grab your favorite kind (mine is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) and enjoy!
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Estrela's Tremblay Recognized as an "Alumni Difference Maker"

Estrela college planning team member, Dr. Christopher Tremblay, was recently recognized as an "Alumni Difference Maker" by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the institution where he earned his doctor of education degree in educational leadership. Christopher, along with 6 other UM-Dearborn alumni, was recognized for his contributions to his professional fields, communities and the university ...
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Navigating the Ups and Downs: Mental Health Support on Campus

October 10th is World Mental Health Day  - a day to recognize mental health advocacy and awareness. Within the world of higher education, mental health awareness has become of increasing importance. While the high school years can certainly be stressful, the college experience brings with it a whole new array of potential stressors. Living away from home, relationship struggles, increased ...
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Extracurricular Activities: So, What’s Impressive?

“But…what counts?” A common question vocalized by many high school students as they consider their extracurricular choices. Decoding their question, what they mean to ask is: "What will impress college admission officers?" The answer is both strangely simple and deep...YOU. You will impress college admission representatives. Or, at least, that’s the goal.
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Parent to Parent: Tips for College Visits with Your Teen

I’m an Independent Educational Consultant who loves my work guiding students through the process of sorting out the thousands of choices they have for college.  I’m also the mom of two teenagers who have, or are going through, this very same process. The first time I went through college visits with my older son, I thought it would be easy to remember the distinguishing features of each school ...
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