Still Time to Apply: 2024 NACAC College Openings Guide

It’s not too late to apply to college for fall 2024. Application season isn’t over yet; hundreds of colleges are still looking for students to join their campus communities. Whether you’re reconsidering your initial choices, have had a change in circumstances, or just looking for additional options, there are still opportunities to find an ideal [...]

May 14, 2024|

Outside Scholarships: What You Need to Know

Higher education expenses continue to soar, and scholarships are one way students can mitigate the cost of college. While the largest scholarships typically come from colleges as a form of merit aid, outside scholarships, those not awarded by a school, can often help ease the financial burden. LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS The first place to look for [...]

April 17, 2024|

Computer Science Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer programs in computer science stand out as exceptional opportunities for high school students to discover different facets of this quickly changing field. Immersive programs aren’t just about learning to code; students also learn problem-solving, creativity, and how to apply computational thinking to real-world challenges. Unlocking Potential: Computer Science Summer Programs Carleton College: Seeking Computational [...]

February 13, 2024|

Inside the 2024-2025 CSS Profile

When financing a college education, understanding the ins and outs of financial aid applications, including the CSS Profile, is critical.  This is an in-depth review of the 2024-2025 CSS Profile from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).  Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst College, provides a comprehensive review of this financial aid application [...]

January 15, 2024|

Navigating the New FAFSA: Guides for 2024-2025

FAFSA 2024-2025 Walkthroughs The revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will go live by December 31, 2023. Completing the form can be daunting, and with the new updates, it can be even more so. But, with the right resources, it can be manageable. Our first recommended resource is the 2024-25 FAFSA Walkthrough [...]

December 18, 2023|

Deferred By Your First Choice School? What to Do Next

You received a deferral from your first-choice school, and now you feel like you’re in limbo. The hope that your college admissions journey would be done by winter break has been, well, deferred. Understanding what a deferral means, why colleges defer applicants, and most importantly, what you should do next are helpful steps in turning [...]

November 18, 2023|

Navigating College Admissions as an LGBTQ Student

Selecting a college is one of the first big decisions a student will make. Factors like whether they have your preferred major, academic rigor, campus amenities, and location can all play a significant role in the process. LGBTQ students also need to consider the college’s inclusivity, support for their community, and, increasingly, local and state [...]

October 17, 2023|

Experience College Life Firsthand: A Guide to College Fly-In Programs

If you're a high school student interested in attending college, you may wonder what it's like to be on a college campus. College fly-in programs are designed to give you a taste of college life. These programs allow you to visit a college campus, attend classes, meet professors and students, and get a feel for [...]

July 17, 2023|

Pros and Cons of College Co-Op Programs

Attending college can be an exciting experience for students as they have opportunities to explore new fields, make friends and engage in experiential learning like a college co-op program. What is a College Co-Op Program A co-op, short for cooperative education, is an extended form of experiential learning. One of the differences from internships is [...]

May 16, 2023|

Don’t Miss Out: Colleges Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2023

National Decision Day has come and gone, leaving some students uncertain about their college options or stuck on waitlists. Fret not! The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has released its College Openings Update, providing a comprehensive list of public and private colleges still accepting applications after the May 1 deadline. The list covers [...]

May 13, 2023|

How to Evaluate If an Engineering Program Is a Good Fit

With so many colleges offering engineering programs, it can be challenging to determine which will be the best fit for you. As you research schools, use the below factors as a guideline to help you make an informed decision. ABET Accreditation The first and most important factor to consider when evaluating an engineering program is [...]

March 10, 2023|

Using CLEP Exams to Save Money on College

There are several ways to save money on college: scholarships, credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes, and dual enrollment classes are a few common options. One of the less well-known ways to save money is with the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).  CLEP testing is a program the College Board runs and is recognized [...]

March 2, 2023|

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