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College Planning and Addmissions

Helping students and parents successfully navigate the college admissions process, providing a personalized experience based on your unique needs and goals. College planning involves much more than just filling out forms, taking standardized tests, and asking for recommendation letters. The process requires self-reflection and consideration of both your budget and the pros and cons of different types of institutions. In the articles below you can find some college planning fundamentals to help you craft a custom college plan. Also in these articles college, planning checklists, guide to essays, and tips for the transition to college life.

  • College Degrees: Defined and Explained
    by Rasha Myers on December 2, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    College can be a scary place to send your child, especially if you grew up in a time when many wouldn’t dream of going to college. However, these are different times, and there are now more high school graduates than ever who go on to get their college degrees. But what exactly is that degree? The post College Degrees: Defined and Explained appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Should You Talk about Divorce in Your College Admissions Essay
    by Rasha Myers on December 1, 2022 at 1:36 am

    As a high school student, you should plan out your college application essays carefully. You want to write a strong piece centered around a topic that is personal, compelling, and unique. But figuring out what that personal, compelling, unique topic is can be difficult.  Some students feel that there are so many important moments they The post Should You Talk about Divorce in Your College Admissions Essay appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What to Expect from an Alumni Interview
    by Rasha Myers on November 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    The college application process is stressful under any circumstance, but what if you have to do a face-to-face interview? College applicants generally expect to fill out forms, send in personal statements, and gather other important documents for colleges to look at. But you might be surprised to learn that students who want to attend some The post What to Expect from an Alumni Interview appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Understanding PSAT Scores
    by Rasha Myers on November 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    As students prepare to take the SAT during their sophomore or junior years, they might wonder how they can improve their scores for this critical exam. The PSAT, also known as the Preliminary SAT, is one tool you can use to gauge your academic abilities and your preparedness for the real SAT. The PSAT is The post Understanding PSAT Scores appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Can CLEP Exams Save You Money?
    by Rasha Myers on November 10, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    �Continuing your education after high school can be expensive, especially if you’re earning a degree. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce your degrees with little to no additional time commitment. One way is by taking CLEP exams and then using your scores from those exams to earn college credit through your local university. By The post Can CLEP Exams Save You Money? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • The Best College Admissions Blogs & Resources
    by Rasha Myers on October 25, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Whether you are a parent trying to find out more about college admissions or a high school student wanting to learn how to get into your dream school, it’s important to have all the relevant information about the admissions process. The blogs we will talk about in this post are some of the best resources The post The Best College Admissions Blogs & Resources appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What Are the Seven Sisters Colleges?
    by Rasha Myers on October 17, 2022 at 12:12 am

    There are tons of great elite liberal arts college, but if you’re a female student looking for schools that are more geared toward women, you should consider applying to the Seven Sisters colleges.  The Seven Sisters colleges are top-notch institutions that are competitive, welcoming, and perfect for anyone who wants a more focused academic environment. The post What Are the Seven Sisters Colleges? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Anatomy of a Personal Statement
    by Rasha Myers on October 6, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Writing a personal statement is a large part of the application process to colleges and universities.As you start the college application process, you’ll have to gather relevant information about yourself to show colleges your unique qualifications. Students must submit SAT/ACT scores, grades, and descriptions of their courses and fill out info about extracurriculars and other The post Anatomy of a Personal Statement appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Apply Texas, Explained
    by Rasha Myers on October 4, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    For most schools across the United States, the easiest way to apply is using the Common Application, but for some schools, students will need to apply through other specific applications that have their own requirements. If you’re hoping to attend one of the many schools in Texas that employ the ApplyTexas application, then this post The post Apply Texas, Explained appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • 10 Things Every Junior Should Discuss with Their Counselor
    by Rasha Myers on September 27, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    College counselors are a great resource for students who plan on attending a college or university in the near future. But which topics are the most important for students to talk over with their counselor?  We’ll introduce 10 things every junior should discuss with their college counselor here, so you can start preparing for your The post 10 Things Every Junior Should Discuss with Their Counselor appeared first on HelloCollege.