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It’s easy to find a hotel near campus! Search by either name of the college or university, or enter the name of the city you plan to visit. ...read more
How far would you move to find your new college home?read more
While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.read more
With spring comes college visits and college interviews. The impression a college gets of your student will affect their admission decision. Dressing for success is so much more than the clothes your student wears.read more
Without strong parenting and some tough love, your student might make some illogical college choices: going after a name, following a boyfriend/girlfriend, or choosing a college because it’s a party school. Be strong and remember that you are the parent…read more
Major in truth, justice, and the American way! The University of New Haven offers National Security Studies through the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Be one of the good guys (white hat optional).read more
Do you love Thanksgiving? I do. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Authorized in 1863 by President Lincoln as a national holiday, it’s the one day set aside on the US calendar officially noted as a day of giving thanks. Although as a tradition, Thanksgiving dates all the way back to 1621 which means that people in our country (even before we were a country) have been saying “thank you” to those who have helped them learn and grow, survive and prosper, for a really long time. In honor of this lovely tradition, I’d...read more
Brr! It’s cold outside (in some places), warm or cold, you don’t want to miss CampusChat this Thursday! We’ve got college prep tips !read more
Don’t let the holiday rush keep you from applying for these five college scholarships with December deadlines. Students can devote some of their holiday break to the task.read more
Did you miss the excellent Scholarships #CampusChat with Sallie Mae? No worries! Find the whole Q&A here.read more
Does free college money sound good to you? Try the Sallie Mae Scholarship Search.read more
Error-free college scholarship applications are a must, and trusted eyes will help you find college scholarship mistakes before you submit your applications.read more
by Kiley Thompson, Vice President, Marketing Are you on ZeeMee? Have you even heard of ZeeMee? ZeeMee is a college admissions specific social media tool, allowing a student to create a multimedia profile about themselves to be viewed by counselors. At this writing, over 220 colleges and universities and 15,000 high schools partner with ZeeMee, so there’s a good chance you or your student already is, or about to be, on the ZeeMee bandwagon. But is adding another social media platform to your portfolio a good decision? What does it help?...read more
Danielle Jeffers, founder of Dough4Degrees, has great tips for any student willing to take charge of their college costs and scholarship search.read more
It is SMART to follow scholarship guidelines!read more
by Kiley Thompson, Vice President, Marketing Unless you’ve been hiding under a social media rock for the last year, you’ve probably heard that the much-beloved TV show “Gilmore Girls” is returning for a 4-episode revival on Netflix in November 2016. As long-time superfans of this show, we couldn’t be happier! But as college admissions experts, the binge-watch we’re doing right now ahead of the November 25th premiere has us cringing at Lorelai — and her attitude surrounding Rory’s college search...read more
by Suzanne Shaffer, Parent Editor Last week, we learned some parenting lessons from the Hecks. And amazingly, keeping with “The Middle” theme, last week’s episode answered the question: what happens when you miss the financial aid deadline? Despite all the reminders, Sue forgot to refile for financial aid, jeopardizing her aid and scholarships. She ignored the posters around campus, deleted the reminder emails, and was not informed about the need to refile for aid every year while in college. The consequences? She found out on the...read more