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Developing a Back to School Winning Game Plan!

We hope you are having a great summer. As the summer is starting to wind down, it’s important to start thinking about the next school year. Each year is about building upon the previous year to develop a strategic game plan that will culminate into getting into the college of your choice, with as much free money as possible.

To help you develop a strategic game plan for the following school year, it’s important that you know which areas are important to focus on. Here are five key areas that can make a significant difference in how you are viewed by college admission officers:

Scholarships: Effective Long-Term and Short-Term Strategies That Work!

In this blog article, we want to show you how developing effective long-term and short-term strategies can help you win scholarship money to help you pay for the high cost of college. We will first discuss why having a long-term strategy is the best approach when trying to win scholarships, and then we will discuss steps you can take right now to stand out in the scholarship selection process. Remember, winning scholarships is all about understanding those factors that are involved in the decision-making process. Once you understand what is important, and what isn’t, it will become much clearer to you what you need to do to increase your chances of winning those scholarships you apply to.

9 Important Strategies for Finding and Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships are an important financial aid option available to students to help pay for college expenses, and the best part is they don’t have to be repaid. There are thousands of scholarships available to students each year, awarded based on a number of factors such as academic performance, athletic ability, artistic talents, volunteering in an organization, unique background, and much more. In fact there are scholarships for almost any unique talent, skill, background, and accomplishment that it can only be beneficial for you to spend some time learning about how they can potentially play a role in saving you thousands of dollars to offset the high cost of college!

What is important to understand is that scholarships are not only awarded to students with the highest GPA and the most impressive sports record, but for all types of students. You just need to know how to look for them, and what strategies are most effective for winning them. Below are 9 important strategies for how to find and apply for scholarships, and most importantly, how to increase your chances of being chosen as a recipient:

College and Financial Planning Strategies for 2016!

We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Many of the seniors just finished their college applications and some of them are starting to hear back from colleges already. Numerous students are getting fantastic acceptances with tens of thousands of dollars in free money and it’s only the beginning of January!

A lot of the free money for college acceptances will come from the colleges themselves. However, many students will get free money for college expenses through outside scholarships…

Summer College Planning Updates — Exciting News!

We hope you are having a great summer! In our last blog article, we gave you a lot of insight and strategies for how to enjoy your summer while also strengthening your college admissions profile.

As we mentioned, being the best college applicant possible is all about having an effective and cohesive game plan, and also understanding what college admission officers look for in a successful applicant. Using the flexibility of the summer months is a great way to develop your passions and interests while also giving back to your community.

And that’s what many of our students have done. They have made a positive difference at both the local and international level. We’re excited to give you some great updates!

The Summer Game Plan!

The summer is almost here and for students this is a great time to relax and have fun. It’s also a great time to further develop and strengthen your college admissions profile. Remember, being the best college applicant you can be is all about having an effective game plan and cohesive strategy, and understanding what college admission officers look for in a successful applicant. And during summers, admission officers want to know how you spent your time and what meaningful contributions and activities you took part in. So have fun this summer, but also look at the bigger picture of college admissions. What can you do to stand out, make a meaningful contribution, and what activities can you pursue that are in line with your passions and interests? Below are seven ways to make the most out of your summer experience:

How to Get Great Letters of Recommendation

One of the important parts of a college application is the letters of recommendation oftentimes required by many colleges. Letters of recommendation are important because they reveal traits about you that grades and test scores cannot. Also, they provide personal opinions of your character and show who is willing to speak on your behalf.

Letters of recommendation can carry serious weight in the admissions process and therefore, should not be taken lightly. To get the best letters of recommendation, follow these important guidelines: