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  • What ‘Demonstrated Interest’ Means in College Admissions
    by Rasha Myers on January 14, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Today universities look for students who not only demonstrate academic excellence but also show that they are the perfect fit for the school. One of the ways that universities determine this fit is through demonstrated interest. Let’s take some time to talk about what demonstrated interest is, and how it can benefit you as a The post What ‘Demonstrated Interest’ Means in College Admissions appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Understanding University Deferral Letters
    by Rasha Myers on January 7, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Waiting around for your university admissions letter can be one of high school students’ most anxiety-inducing experiences. The constant checking for a letter or email, the fear that you didn’t nail your admissions process, the worry that you didn’t get into your top-university choice–it can all be a bit too much. While the fear of The post Understanding University Deferral Letters appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • The Ultimate Guide to College Admissions Interviews
    by Rasha Myers on December 28, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Whether it be in-person or online, the college admissions interview is perhaps the most nerve-wracking aspect of the college application process. But, just because an interview is looming doesn’t mean you need to panic! The best cure for admissions interview jitters is proper preparation. With that in mind, here is your ultimate guide to college The post The Ultimate Guide to College Admissions Interviews appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Should I complete the FAFSA? Why? Why not?
    by Rasha Myers on December 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is one of the most important steps you will take as a parent to secure your child’s future and obtain college financial aid. The form takes a maximum of an hour to complete, provided you have all your documents handy. Each year, students leave The post Should I complete the FAFSA? Why? Why not? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What Does Test-Optional Really Mean?
    by Rasha Myers on December 19, 2021 at 1:44 am

    It’s not a secret that we’ve all had to make major life adjustments the past couple of years. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to adapt how we interact, certain things have also changed in the way universities handle admissions – particularly when it comes to standardized test scores and college applications. As COVID restrictions The post What Does Test-Optional Really Mean? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • ACT or SAT: Which Test do Elite Universities Prefer?
    by Rasha Myers on December 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Preparing for the SAT and ACT standardized tests is one of the most crucial aspects of the college application process. Testing can help you gain admission to the top schools on your college list. But, things get a little confusing when you’re deciding between the two standardized college admissions tests—the SAT and the ACT. Students and The post ACT or SAT: Which Test do Elite Universities Prefer? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What Is A College Recommendation letter?
    by Rasha Myers on November 19, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Applying to college is one of the most important times in a teen’s life. You have to decide what you want to study, where you want to pursue your education, there’s so much to consider! But one thing very few people talk about enough is the steps to get a high-quality college recommendation letter. Recommendation The post What Is A College Recommendation letter? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • 15 Frequently Asked FAFSA Questions
    by Rasha Myers on November 6, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Millions of dollars are left on the table each year because families don’t fill out the form. FAFSA is the gateway to more than $150 billion in federal student loans, work-study funds, and college grants. That’s some serious money on the line! We’ve answered 15 of the most frequently asked questions to help you complete The post 15 Frequently Asked FAFSA Questions appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Filling Out the FAFSA Form
    by Rasha Myers on November 6, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Affordability is one of the single most significant barriers to higher education in the United States. Expenses can’t simply be boiled down to tuition, either. Filling out the FAFSA form can help. There are a whole host of extra expenses that a student needs to consider, such as:  Room and board when staying in a The post Filling Out the FAFSA Form appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Requesting Recommendation Letters for College
    by Kevin Krebs on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    High school juniors heading into spring should shift some focus to which teachers could provide positive recommendation letters for college applications. Colleges and universities often require two recommendation letters—a letter from the school counselor and a letter from a core-subject teacher. One thing to note is that each college and university has its own specific The post Requesting Recommendation Letters for College appeared first on HelloCollege.