When to Hit ‘Submit’: Finding the College Application Timing Sweet Spot
Sep06

When to Hit ‘Submit’: Finding the College Application Timing Sweet Spot

When should you apply to college and when do college applications get reviewed? It’s all about schedules and timelines — the colleges’ — not yours.

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Parent College Coach Tip #70: Don’t Make These Fatal Application Mistakes
Jul10

Parent College Coach Tip #70: Don’t Make These Fatal Application Mistakes

The college application is the place for your teen to put their best foot forward. It’s what colleges use to get to know your teen and find out if they want them to be a part of their college community. It’s crucial for your student to market herself to the colleges; and that marketing means putting her best foot forward. Following are some application mistakes your teen should avoid when completing the college application: Not...

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Parent College Coach Tip #2: Be a Helper, Not a Doer
Feb07

Parent College Coach Tip #2: Be a Helper, Not a Doer

Parents of college-bound teens struggle with boundaries. So much so that you often ask the question: “If I don’t do it for them, will it ever get done?” After all, you’ve taken care of them and met all of their needs for the past 18 years and it’s hard to stop. But parents should never take charge of the college prep process. What you can do, however, is help; or what I like to say, “Be a parent college coach.” Here are just a few...

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College Admission Applications Take More Time Than You Expect
Nov27

College Admission Applications Take More Time Than You Expect

Eastern Montgomery High School seniors take advantage of Virginia College Application Day at their school to complete applications for college.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #41: Know the GC
Sep16

Scholarship Mom Tip #41: Know the GC

— It’s important to know the person who can help you the most when it comes to winning scholarships. Who do you think we mean?

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College Mom Minute #66: Dollar Daze
Jan07

College Mom Minute #66: Dollar Daze

Parents: Got a minute?  Click below to play this week’s audio tip: Searching for Scholarships...

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