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College Planning Seminar – Honors and Activities: More Than Just a List – Free Webinar

The College Guidance Network is hosting a free webinar that covers the honors and activities section on the college application. What should your students do? Just list a bunch of stuff they have done. Well, actually there’s more to it than that. The webinar has an interactive Q&A that provides expert advice on: **Ways to Read More

Let’s Get Digital

It has been said (including by me) that the first time you do something it’s innovation, and the second time tradition. The title of the previous post was a feeble attempt at humor, featuring a bad pun based on a line from a Barry Manilow song. The title of this post features a less bad Read More

Senior Checklist for 4-Year College Pathway

The Counselors at Gowanda High School have put together a nice checklist you can use with your students that are looking to attend a 4-Year College next year: They also have checklists for students that plan to join the workforce right after high school, those that are considering embarking in a military path and those Read More

Organizations That Provide Support for Students With Disabilities

Many organizations provide advocates, resources, and empowerment for students with physical and sensory disabilities. If you’d like to learn more, check out the following. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association With an audiologist network of more than 228,000 members and affiliates, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) supports individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders. Its goal is to Read More

8 Reasons a Student Should Work a Part-Time Job During College

College is a thrilling and transformative period for young adults. It’s a time when students are not only expanding their knowledge, but also developing crucial life skills and figuring out who they are and where they may fit career-wise upon graduation. An excellent way to enhance this experience is by obtaining part-time employment while pursuing Read More

Is the new FAFSA as frightening as we imagine?

Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only thing lurking around the corner this season. Big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they may be just as frightening! The FAFSA Simplification Act has resulted in many changes meant to make it easier for students to file. The application is being Read More

Navigating Early Decision and Early Action Deadlines

As the college application season kicks into high gear, parents of college-bound students may find themselves trying to figure out which of the various deadline options are best for their student. Two of the most common application deadlines are Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA). Understanding these options, their differences, benefits and important deadlines Read More

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