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Wait listed: Join the (Ever Growing) Crowd

Under a published series of “best practices” colleges who are members of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) specifically agree to:   “provide in the notification letter or electronic communication of those applicants offered a place on the wait list a history that describes the number of students offered places on the wait lists, the number accepting…

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The DANGERS of social media

File this in your “interesting little nuggets to remember” tool-box.   New survey from Cornerstone Reputation shows more and more college admission counselors are using social media to weed out applicants.   From the article… “Admissions officers were more likely to go online to research applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year than they were in the…

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Important new changes coming to the ACT for 2016

You may know by now the SAT has changed formats, but did you know that ACT has changed too?  The changes are not as monumental as what College Board has done, but they could impact the way you prepare to take the test.  We want you to have every advantage possible in preparing, so here…

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Playing poker with the financial aid office

“We don’t negotiate financial aid packages.”   That’s what many a financial aid officer will say. Liar, liar, pants on fire.  That’s my response. Because the simple fact is, colleges will often negotiate for a better financial aid package when parents or student initiate the conversation.   They might not call it a negotiation.  In their language it could…

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College debt survey will SHOCK you!

“What would you do to erase your student loan debt?”   Here’s what respondents said… 57.89 percent would give up all social media for life. 57.11 percent would give up coffee for life. 56.73 percent would take a punch from Mike Tyson.   56.14 percent would abstain from alcohol and drug use for life. 40.35…

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Show us some love!

February is the month of love and we love having the opportunity to serve you!  We would like to increase our level of service this month and provide you with even more value through social media in the future. This is new for us and we need you to link up with us to make…

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