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6 Steps to Get Ready for College

Are you in the fall term of your senior year of high school? If so, you may be wondering whether you are on track for college next year. To make sure that you are organized, read through the following checklist — AKA the Summer Action Plan for high school seniors. (And, if you need even […]

High School Seniors: Getting Ready for College Check List

If this is your last year of high school, you probably have a million things on your mind. At the forefront, though, is the constant question: What are you going to do next year? If college is in your plans, then it’s time to check in about your progress. Have you applied early anywhere? Do […]

Expert Advice on College Applications

College application season is upon us and some of you may be wondering how to get started. The Boston Globe recently ran a great piece interviewing the Career Center Director at a Boston high school. Here are some of my favorite tidbits from that interview, which you can read here. For traditional four-year degree applicants, […]

The Race that is Driving Tuition Increase

The sticker price of tuition is increasingly a scary prospect. How on earth do these schools expect people to pay more than the average median income of a U.S. family? And more importantly why must they charge these prices? There really is no simple answer to those questions. The main thing to remember is not […]

Tourism Career Scholarships

The Alaska Travel Industry Association or ATIA Foundation is offering academic scholarships to individuals who wish to pursue a career in tourism. The awards total $25,000 for the selected students. Usually, applications are due at the ATIA Foundation office by Mid-April. You may contact David Lee (907) 646-3303, for more information or go the ATIA […]

Winter Break Check List for High School Seniors

Hey college seniors: How’s your winter break going? For me here in the Midwest, it’s been all about snow, snow, and, oh, more snow. The good thing about being snow bound is that you have plenty of time to do paperwork — and there’s plenty where that comes from when it comes to getting into […]

FAFSA Deadline – Fill Out Required Financial Aid Forms!

Apply as soon as possible for financial aid! The actual deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not officially due until June 30 in most states. However, if you wait this long your chances of obtaining federal aid could be very poor. The FAFSA is the only way you can qualify […]

Too Few College Grads, Says New Report

Recent college grads may feel like there are no jobs out there for them, but according to a new study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, there is actually a trend of far too few Americans completing college to fill the available jobs. By 2018, the report says, there will be jobs […]

5 Tips for Making the Most Out of Your College Campus Visits

Last week, I mentioned that the summer is the perfect time to set up college campus visits. It’s a good idea to schedule your trips to a wide variety of campuses — large and small, urban and suburban, private liberal arts colleges and public research institutions. The more places you visit, the better you will […]

College Consultants Help with College Applications

It’s a tough time to be applying for college these days. Not only are college tuition rising but the number of applicants are increasing in droves while the number of spots for admittance are staying the same. This translates into lower admission rates and a sharp increase in competition. Enter the new college counselor or […]