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March 30, 2020

The coronavirus has thrown a wrench into the travel plans of students looking to go on college tours.  But don’t despair.  There are other ways to explore colleges.  Here are a few you can do in your pajamas:

  • Take a virtual tour. You Visit, Campus Reel, and Campus Tours are among many resources designed for you to take an online stroll through schools of interest to you.In addition, check out college videos on You...

October 22, 2019

  1. College vs. University: Technically, colleges offer only undergraduate degrees, while universities offer graduate degrees as well.  In common usage, however, the words are used interchangeably.
     

  2. Public vs. Private College: A public school is supported primarily by state taxpayer money (with reduced tuition for in-state students) and is operated by publicly appointed officials.  The public schools in California are t...

October 22, 2019

No doubt you’ve heard of the FAFSA, the application that every college requires in order for a student to get federal student aid.  The CSS Profile is a separate, additional application that about 400 private colleges and scholarship programs require in order to award institutional aid (money that comes from the schools themselves).
 
The biggest difference between the two forms is that the CSS asks more detailed questions abo...

October 22, 2019

Let’s start by saying that if, after researching thoroughly, you are still unsure about what to do regarding tests, CALL THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE for that school. That said, there are some pieces of information that are readily available and can guide the process.
 
Is it okay to self report my scores?
 
Many schools now allow students to enter their scores on whatever application they are using. Once a student is accepte...