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RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS AND ALLIES IN THE COLLEGE PROCESS

The consideration of whether a college campus is LGBTQ-“friendly” or not is a valid concern for many of our students regardless to whether one identifies as LGBTQ, an ally, or neither. It isn’t always easy to determine how comfortable a student concerned with issues of gender and sexuality would feel on certain college campuses, but… Continue reading RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS AND ALLIES IN THE COLLEGE PROCESS

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MYINTUITION: A QUICK COLLEGE COST ESTIMATOR

A new financial aid calculator called MyinTuition is being promoted by 31 top higher ed institutions as a way to estimate college costs better. MyinTuition is designed as a companion to colleges’ net price calculators in order to best help predict how much college tuition and fees may cost a family. For more information, check out… Continue reading MYINTUITION: A QUICK COLLEGE COST ESTIMATOR

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ACT HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO LAUNCH “ACT ACADEMY” (A FREE ONLINE TEST PREP PROGRAM)

This week ACT Inc. announced that they are soon launching “ACT Academy”, a free online test prep program. This new program will be available and free to anyone as long as s/he has an internet connection. This follows the positive trend of making standardized test preparation available to all students by removing concerns of affordability. For… Continue reading ACT HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO LAUNCH “ACT ACADEMY” (A FREE ONLINE TEST PREP PROGRAM)

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VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS

Visiting colleges during your college search can be very helpful in determining if you like the institution or not. But is it possible to visit every college in which you are interested? Probably not. If you’re a 4th former interested in what colleges look like or a 6th former or parent trying to finalize a college… Continue reading VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS

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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

It isn’t always obvious on college admissions office websites, but international students (non-US citizens or permanent residents) should expect to have to submit additional documents with their admissions applications. These often have to do with citizenship and visa information as well as confirmation of financial resources. International students will likely be required to submit a copy of a passport… Continue reading REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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“5 WAYS THE NEW TAX LAW AFFECTS PAYING FOR COLLEGE”

As you may know, a new tax bill passed before the end of 2017 which will alter US tax codes. Some of these alterations will affect those paying for college. For information about how these might affect someone paying for college, please check out the article below: “5 Ways the New Tax Law Affects Paying… Continue reading “5 WAYS THE NEW TAX LAW AFFECTS PAYING FOR COLLEGE”

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BRITISH GAP YEAR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY THROUGH THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION OF THE UNITED STATES

Gap years are a break (typically a year long) between secondary school graduation and college, during which a student spends time in an academic (or other) program or has a specific plan for the year to accomplish certain goals before enrolling in college. Gap years can be for the student looking for more adventure before… Continue reading BRITISH GAP YEAR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY THROUGH THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION OF THE UNITED STATES