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This week’s column:

14 Feb FAFSA help is here

If you’ve been avoiding completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), procrastinate no longer, help is here. On Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m; to noon, a host of college financial aid officers and specialists will span across the state of North Carolina at...

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08 Feb Big potential changes for college admissions?

There’s been a lot of chatter about the recent study entitled “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions” released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The study proposed sweeping changes to the college admissions process with three...

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01 Feb Interpreting the new PSAT scores

The October PSAT was the first introduction to the “new” SAT which will debut in March. Students were recently able to retrieve their scores online at College Board and they should receive paper copies of their score reports within the next week. The new PSAT score...

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21 May How to prep, test better

It is not all about the tests, but standardized test results are part of the college admissions decision at most colleges. Many juniors will be taking either the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 1 and/or the ACT on June 8. Here are some valuable...

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10 Aug What does “Fit” really mean?

It’s the buzzword you keep hearing. It’s the question you keep asking – “Is this college a good fit?” But what does “fit” really mean? I break the fit concept into three major areas: social, academic and financial. (academic and social fit will be covered next...

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03 Aug Saying Goodbye: The Dinner, The Drive and The Departure

Even the savvy parents who managed to get through the entire college admissions process intact have a difficult time on the day of departure. Emotions are raw for everyone with parents lamenting that their baby’s leaving the nest and freshmen traveling moment to moment between...

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