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Planning Your Summer with College in Mind

Are you a high school student (or the parent of one) who is wondering how best to spend your summer? What do colleges expect high school students to do during their school holidays? While summer is a great time to relax and recharge, it’s also an excellent opportunity for teenagers to show commitment, responsibility, passion, […]

Financial Changes to the Financial Aid Process

Is Early Decision Right For You?

Early applications were initially intended to help students signal their commitment to their top choice school. Over time though, the early application system began to reproduce all the stresses and strains of regular decision, only earlier and for an extended application period.  Now there are a variety of early application choices: Early Action (open choice […]

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Summer Reading Suggestions

Every year, College Goals suggests interesting books for you – both students and parents – to consider for your weekend and holiday reading! This year, our counselors have been reading a wide variety of genres, encompassing many topics, eras and styles. Their recommendations are included below. So, look for these titles and grab a book […]

College Fairs – Spring/Summer 2016

We have compiled information on several college tour groups and college fairs traveling during Spring/Summer 2016. Please click on the links to find out if a college/university that you are interested in will be traveling to an area near you. Also, please be sure to check with your school’s college admission counselor, your local newspaper, […]

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Technology Camps in the UK

Skills in programming, engineering, design, and digital arts have become critical components of a young person’s education in the 21st century! We would like to share with you the upcoming course schedule for the Easter/April and summer holidays at Fire Tech Camp in the UK: https://www.firetechcamp.com/. Fire Tech Camp teaches young people to create and […]

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College Goals is Traveling to the UK and Europe!

Joyce Reed, founder of College Goals, and Andrea van Niekerk, College Goals’ university admission counselor, will be traveling to the UK and Europe in March. They will offer overview presentations regarding university admission processes for students and parents who are considering US as well as UK university enrollment. Both counselors spent over a decade in […]

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