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A Message for Parents of College-Bound Students

Dear Parents whose sons and daughters are about to matriculate into college – Are you having butterflies in your stomach, and maybe second thoughts?? ” S/he isn’t really mature enough for this . . . how will he handle the self-responsibility?  Will she be safe?? Will he get up and get to class, and turn […]

Your Recommendations

You’re back in school, heading into your final year. Your courses are challenging, your extracurricular leadership roles are demanding, AND you will need to move forward every week on your college applications! Where to start, your first days back in school? In addition to grades, personal statements, and activities, colleges also want to know what […]

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, […]

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