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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

The Top 3 FAQs about Pre-Law

Here’s what high school students and law-school-hopefuls need to know about using their undergraduate experience to prepare for law school admissions.

Posted on May 17th, 2024 by Jay Bonham, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad; Listener Q&A

Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for an insightful discussion on the pros and cons of study abroad programs.

Posted on May 15th, 2024 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Should You Submit an Optional Portfolio with Your College Application?

Some colleges allow applicants to share an optional portfolio to showcase their artistic or technical talents. What are they and should students submit one?

Posted on May 13th, 2024 by Nicole Doyle, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Breaking News: Student Loan Interest Rates Hit Historic Highs

In news coming out of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, we now know what federal student loan interest rates will be for the 2024-2025 school year.

Posted on May 8th, 2024 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

All about Working with College Admissions and Finance Counselors

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn what college advisors do and do not do while guiding students through the college application process.

Posted on May 8th, 2024 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

UT Austin’s New Approach to Recommendation Letters

UT Austin, one of the most selective public universities in the country, is adopting a new letter of recommendation policy for applicants.

Posted on May 6th, 2024 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

What if Your College Financial Aid Isn’t Enough?

If a financial aid package isn’t enough, prospective students and families can present new information to negotiate for additional funding.

Posted on May 1st, 2024 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Types of Institutions: Liberal Arts & Polytechnic; Loud Budgeting

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn about the trending term “loud budgeting” and how it can apply to college students.

Posted on May 1st, 2024 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Identity-Based Scholarship Series: Scholarships for Asian American Students

In a continuation of our series on identity-based scholarships, we’re highlighting scholarship resources for Asian American students.

Posted on April 30th, 2024 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

College Recommendation Letters; Focusing on Best Fit Colleges

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn how to ask for letters of recommendation for college.

Posted on April 24th, 2024 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant

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