If you haven’t subscribed to our podcast yet, now is the time! Catch up on last week’s episode of Getting In: a College Coach Conversation as host Ian Fisher talks with guest Laurie Peltier, Bright Horizons College Coach finance expert, about what you need to do to maintain your scholarship and financial aid dollars each year of college.
Early action, early decision, and priority admissions decisions have already started coming in, and many more will be released throughout December and into January and February. Many students applying under these plans will get a non-response in the form of a deferral, which is neither a denial nor an acceptance. Instead, it’s an invitation to wait a bit longer to find out if they are in or out. We’ll be sharing everything you need to know if you are one of those receiving a deferral decision. We also have advice about what you need to do to maintain your scholarship and financial aid dollars each year of college. And finally, Office Hours covers supplemental essays for Elon and the University of Miami in Florida.
by Elyse Krantz, former admissions officer at Barnard College
When it comes to applying to college, there’s one online application that’s nearly synonymous with “college application.” That is, of course, the Common Application—a digital, one-size-fits-all document that allows high school seniors to submit their application to up to 20 colleges in one fell swoop. But we are delighted to turn our attention to another application that can make the college application process a little bit simpler and a whole lot less expensive: the Common Black College Application (CBCA).