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How Long Do College Applications Take?

Applying to college is never a one-and-done deal. As we’ve observed in previous articles, applying to college extends beyond the application itself, encompassing other activities like essays, test scores, and recommendations, all of which take time to complete or “collect” – in addition to the hours spent researching where you’d like to apply first! If Read More

Free College?

There is a lot being written in the press about “Free College” for students. What does it mean? What programs are possibly going to be implemented? Which schools are on board with this effort? We will have a great focused article on this subject in the Spring 2022 issue of LINK for Counselors so stay Read More

5 Things for your Students to Do After They Have Applied to College

Hitting “submit” for that final college application produces myriad feelings: a deep sense of relief that the process is done coupled with the anxiety of knowing that you now must wait for college decisions. Perhaps you’re simply exhausted and ready to catch up on your favorite Netflix series and spend Saturdays doing something other than Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of an Ivy League Education

Your students have a significant decision on deciding which schools to apply to. And if they are a high-achieving student, they are likely to apply to an Ivy League school. Everyone is aware of the “Ivy League,” a group of eight private schools defined by their membership in the same collegiate athletic conference. The Ivy Read More

Senior College Seminar – Free for Counselors

It’s one of the great mysteries of education. If applying to college is so important, why do schools expect most students to do it at home, after school, where there’s no help available for them? Thinking it might be time to try something different, College is Yours will be rolling out The Senior College Seminar Read More

What Should Your Students do this Summer to Prepare?

This summer is a great time for your students to organize and prepare for their Senior Years. Here are some Summer Checklist tips courtesy of Sandy Ubriaco, Counselor at Queen’s Grant High School: Get your FSA ID so you’re ready to fill out the FAFSA in October Work on your College Essay- common app prompts Read More

Often Overlooked College Preparation Steps

Studying, practicing and taking the ACT and/or SAT examinations, preparing college admission essays, reviewing scholarship applications and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are the standard steps students and the parents or guardians complete when they are preparing for college. Following are some additional ideas to consider while you are completing high Read More

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