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At College Coach, our goal is to share as much as we can with the broadest audience possible. Occasionally, this affords us the opportunity to present expert advice on college admission to a partner organization. We recently put together a lengthy post on Ivy League admission for our friends at ArborBridge testing—and we don’t want you to miss it!
Applying for college is a confusing and overwhelming project, one that is already challenging for students lucky enough to live in school districts that offer well-funded college counseling offices at their local high schools. Students who attend less well-funded high schools, or who are taking a non-traditional path to college, often fall through the cracks. Here at College Coach, we believe deeply in the power of education, and we are committed to helping everyone access it. To that end, we developed a Community Support Committee a few years ago and are always looking for opportunities to help under-served populations with the college application process by working with the non-profit organizations that serve them.
Workforce Development Program at Dana Farber
A recent highlight of our activities includes volunteering for the Dana Farber Workforce Development Program. The Workforce Development Program mentors students, giving them internships and providing them with job training. In addition, they assist their students with their college applications.
Wondering which courses will look better on your child’s application? Have questions about filing the FAFSA? Curious to know what admissions officers are looking for in the college essay? Elizabeth Heaton, College Coach admissions expert and former admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania, is hosting a new radio program where she will discuss these topics and so much more with college admissions and finance experts as well as top industry professionals.
A few topics Beth plans to explore include:
It seems hard to pick up a newspaper these days without running into advice from College Coach finance expert, Robert Weinerman!
In an article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal entitled “August Is Time for a Financial Reboot,” Robert shares his insight for parents of high schoolers on early college financial planning, including scholarship searches, financial aid calculations, and asset allocation for college savings.
And in today’s US News and World Report, Robert offers his perspective on recent student loan legislation in an article entitled “New Student Loan Deal Good, and Bad, for Borrowers.”
The National Candidate Reply Date has come and gone, and you’ve placed your deposit at your chosen school. You’re excitedly preparing for college life at the university you selected. Then you get the call – your dream school, the one at which you were waitlisted, wants to know if you’re still interested. Now what do you do? College Coach admissions expert Elizabeth Heaton tackles this question in her latest blog post for USA Today College.
Still in the early stages of the college admissions process? Our college consulting team of former senior admissions officers can help you stay on track – no matter what year you are in high school! Take a look at our student college admissions timeline to get an idea for what your goals should be at each grade.
For some students, the process of gathering letters of recommendations for college can be more stressful than writing all those essays. Having trouble deciding who to choose as your recommendation writers for your college applications? College Coach expert Elizabeth Heaton weighs in on the do’s and don’ts of making the best selection in her most recent blog for USA TODAY College.
Still worried about getting recommendation letters? Don’t forget to read up on what you should do if you need a letter from your school guidance counselor and they don’t know you very well. Also, be sure to check out our top college application tips for students from Elizabeth and the rest of College Coach’s professional college consultants.
College Coach Expert, Elizabeth Heaton, answers the question “Can a Disciplinary Infraction Keep You From Getting Into Your College of Choice?” If you have a school “record” you’re considering disclosing on your college application, read her article from yesterday’s Huffington Post.