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Tips on Visiting Colleges

I am currently accompanying my daughter Maia, a rising senior, on a tour of colleges and universities on the East Coast. We are finding that these college visits are essential to helping her get a sense of what she likes, and doesn’t like, in a college environment, and to knowing more clearly about the programs […]

CollegeBoard’s New SAT

As many of you have heard, CollegeBoard announced in March that it is in the process of redesigning the SAT. Sophomores and Juniors – the good news for you is that the new changes will not go into effect until Spring 2016, so you are NOT affected by this news! For younger students, you will […]

On Writing an Ivy League Admissions Essay

These days, students applying to Ivy schools find themselves having to wade through a dense morass of conflicting advice about admission. With Harvard, Princeton and Yale denying far more valedictorians than they accept, many students are coming to the disquieting realization that overwhelming academic achievement and stratospheric scores may be not enough. Hence, the hope […]

Early Decision Results for College Goals’ Students

With the exception of just of few colleges, most students have heard back from the colleges to which they applied early action or early decision.  Here are the results from our College Goals’ students!!  Congratulations on a job well done!  And, students, good luck on your regular decision applications! Early Decision Results 2014   Number […]

Notes for Families who are Applying for Financial Aid

by Carolyn Stewart, Director of Communications, College Goals, LLC FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.”  Completing the FAFSA online is the first step that students and families must take toward receiving financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. Therefore, […]

ACT to Move Toward Computer-Based Testing

A very interesting article from the New York Times, dated May 7, 2013……. ACT to Move Toward Computer-Based Testing By TAMAR LEWIN High school students will take the ACT college admissions exam by computer starting in the spring of 2015 — but at least for a while, the paper and pencil version will be available, […]

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