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April 23, 2016

If you’ve sat through one of those presentations in which people like us PowerPoint you through the college admissions process calendar, you know that the financial aid piece of this year-long affair comes at the end.  As close as possible to January 1 of your child’s senior year, you were no doubt told, you must complete and submit a form called the FATSO…er, the FANTA…no, the FAFSA.  While that is absolutely true, we know th...

April 23, 2016

Many students are confused about the pros and cons of applying to a particular college without declaring a major.  The reality is, in most cases, making this choice does not affect the acceptance decision.
 
Things get tricky, however, if you are absolutely set on a particular major and that major is more competitive than others at the school.  At some schools, rejection from your declared major precludes you from being consid...

April 23, 2016

Students can access lots of college info from the comfort of their own bedrooms.  You can read about courses, majors, and activities. You can read student reviews and even take virtual tours.  You should do all of the above.
 
But no matter how much time you spend surfing the net for information about a school--and let’s face it, you could spend a long, long time--there comes a moment when you need to make it real.  That...

April 23, 2016

If you haven’t, you’re not alone.  The Coalition is a new group of colleges and universities whose mission is to make college more accessible and affordable, especially for underserved kids. Members of the Coalition include public universities that have affordable tuition along with need-based financial aid for in-state residents, and private colleges that provide financial aid to meet the full, demonstrated need of every dome...

April 23, 2016

There are plenty of students with less than a B average looking to attend a 4-year college.  Fortunately, there are many good choices among California's public and private schools.

One of our two public university systems, the California State University system (CSU), requires only a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply. (The University of California system requires a 3.0 or higher.) While the average student accepted at each of the 23 C...

April 23, 2016

 

 

 

For high school seniors, this is the time of year when all the hard work of applying to college is a not-so-distant memory, and the joyful task du jour is deciding among college offers.

One of our students, Jason, contacted us this week with an enviable problem:  how to pick among the multiple schools that have invited him to study on their campuses.  With 12 acceptances under his belt, Jason was feeling a little overwhelm...

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