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NAVIGATING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS

If you’ve applied to colleges under the regular decision deadline, you’ve likely been holding your breath since December or January. Now that it’s mid-March, it’s time to start breathing again! Colleges are beginning to release their decisions and will continue to do so through April. No matter the outcome, try to stay calm and make […]

HOW TO SCORE THE BEST RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

Every year, colleges receive applications upon applications—many qualified candidates vying for few spots. Though stellar test scores and a killer GPA will advance you towards the head of the pack, colleges also want to see who you are as a person. This is where recommendation letters come in. They give context to your skills and […]

Early Action VS Early Decision

You may hear both terms as you begin your college search, but what do they mean, and what are the differences between the two? EARLY ACTION This is the best choice if you are applying to more than one institution without a clear first choice. You are still showing interest in the institution without saying […]

Southern Westchester College Fair

Westchester County will be hosting a great event for all high school students! Get ready to navigate booths filled with information on colleges and universities, and meet representatives of those respective schools! It may seem overwhelming stepping into the college fair scene, but stay tuned to our future blog post on how to successfully tackle […]

STEM College and Career Fair

Attention high school students! Are you interested in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? If yes, then check out the STEM college and career fair in New York City on October 14th! This event enables students to meet and talk to representatives of colleges and universities about the different STEM degree programs. Furthermore, there will be […]

Senior Checklist – The FAFSA

Senior year just started for students around the country. If you are a college-bound student, tackling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be on your senior checklist. The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, 2018 for the 2019-20 academic year. Although it may seem that there is a lot of time, beware! […]

It’s Not Too Late for Last-Minute College Applications!

Good news! Several schools are still accepting last-minute college applications! Each year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) releases their College Openings Update. This list shows NACAC ‘s member institutions that are still accepting applications from incoming freshman and transfer students. This is great news for anyone who may have missed the May […]