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Staying Organized During the College Search | College Coach

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In 1990, I started my first job at a college. I processed federal student loans in a proprietary trade school. Two years later, I became an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a four-year personal college and then, five years later, the Director of Financial Aid with another four-year private college, exactly where I stayed for seven years, also serving a stint since the Director of Admissions. This college was quite small, allowing me to interact with people in many departments on campus: residence life, college student services, the registrar, and college [...] Continue Reading…

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Sending Test Scores to Colleges: Top five FAQs | College Coach

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One of the most well-known blog posts we’ve published over the years solutions one of the most frequently asked questions our team of college admissions consultants receives: “ When do I send SAT and RESPOND Scores to Colleges? ” But when it comes to standardized tests, you will find many more common questions that students plus parents ponder. In an effort to ease a few of the stress that families [...] Continue Reading…

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Common App: 4 Frequently Asked Questions | College Coach

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At the start of this year’s application time of year, we released a series of articles upon what to expect with the 2014-2015 Common Application . In response, all of us received many great Common Application questions from our readers and thought it might be helpful to share the most frequently asked questions to help you put the finishing touches in your applications. 4 Common App FAQs Q: Can [...] Continue Reading…

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Social Media and Your College Application | College Coach

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That loud exhalation you heard over the weekend was the sound of tens of thousands of high school students submitting their first circular of college applications before early deadlines on November 1 . For those of you who may have confidently put your personal statements and supplements in the hands of admissions officers at your first-choice colleges, great job! You’ve earned a well-deserved break from essay composing and resume building [...] Continue Reading…

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Sending October Test Scores Before Early Decision | College Coach

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Will my October Scores be Considered for Early Decision? The results from your October SAT are scheduled to be released later this week, just a couple of times before November 1 deadlines intended for Early Decision and Early Motion. The close proximity of these related events has a lot of people puzzled and concerned, an m understandably so. I’ve answered questions around this issue at least ten times just this week, and I hope this short post can help you [...] Continue Reading…

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Applying to Colleges: How Many is too Many? | College Coach Blog

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Have you ever wondered why students shouldn’t apply to too many schools? Or how many is too many? University Coach admissions expert Elizabeth Heaton recently spoke with Peter Howe associated with NECN’s Money Saving Monday to answer these questions. What does this have to do with saving money? It’s simply no secret that college is costly, but one frequently overlooked financial factor is application fees, which can go as high as [...] Continue Reading…

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Entering into College with Low SAT Ratings | College Coach Blog

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What Colleges Can I Get Into with Low SAT Ratings? At College Coach , we all see a lot of students with immaculate high school transcripts who just are not very good standardized test takers. Admissions offices are fond of saying they care much more about how you do more than four years of high school (your grades) than four hours on a Sunday (the SAT), but that does not change the reality that some check scores can be prohibitively low [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Get College Tax Deductions and Credit | College Coach Blog

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How Can I get Tax Deductions and Credits When Paying for College? One of the most frequently asked questions that College Coach experts are asked is, “Can I deduct the payments We make for my child’s college tuition expenses? ” This relatively straightforward question does not have a straightforward answer, but with careful planning families can take advantage of tax breaks that are designed to help them pay money for their family’s higher [...] Continue Reading…

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Words and phrases to Use in College Essays | College Coach Blog

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Common College Essay Errors: Word Choice Over the last couple of weeks, essay review time of year has really started to pick up from College Coach. We’re diving straight into drafts each day, providing both the huge picture ideas and the small-scale tips to help students find success with their college application essays. The past blog entries have concentrated more on the big picture: how to approach the particular “failure” prompt from the [...] Continue Reading…

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Finish your College Application Essays | College Coach Blog

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How to finish your application documents on time Certainly one of my colleagues at College Coach sent an email to our admissions team today. “Six weeks until Nov 1! ” it said. I had developed to check my calendar just to be certain. Yep, she was right. Six weeks until the first big deadlines from the student admissions cycle . Six weeks till those precious ED applications would be shipped off to my students’ best [...] Continue Reading…

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