The Top Summer Programs for High School Students

If you want to get a jumpstart on your college experience, there are plenty of programs offered by universities during the summer for high school students who are trying to make a name for themselves early in the process. Here are some of the top summer programs. Cornell University’s Summer College Some Cornell University summer […]

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3 Important Areas for Your Student to Focus on for College Admission

3 Important Areas for Your Student to Focus on for College Admission What are colleges looking for in students these days? It depends on the college. Different college applications have different fields to complete to learn more about your child’s profile. As an example, here in California, the Cal State Application currently does not consider […]

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6 Reasons Why Parents Use College Planners

The Top 6 Reasons to Use a College Planner: For Parents (1) College planners help you save money! College planners help your family find schools that fit within your budget They also help you to create a funding plan that maximizes financial aid, and helps you to pay for college in a tax-favored way. College […]

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Congratulations Class of 2017 – College Acceptances!

Congratulations to Our Seniors!   Congratulations to the Class of 2017 College Planning Source students on your college acceptances! Your hard work is paying off. We are proud to announce that our seniors in the class of 2017 received admission to the following colleges:   The University of Alabama Arizona State University The University of […]

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Should You Use College Rankings to Make Your Decision?

Should You Use College Rankings to Make Your Decision? College Rankings De-Mystified As college acceptances are coming in for seniors, you might be tempted to check out the popular college ranking sites for insight on what the best college for your student is. A simple Google search for college rankings will pull up sites like […]

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A “Balanced List of Schools for the Whole Family”… What does this really mean?

What does it really mean to have a “Balanced List of Schools?!” Make sure to make a “Balanced List of Schools for the Whole Family.” Most families have been coming into see me with the misconception that a balanced list of schools is really just for the student, when in reality it should be for […]

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SAT & ACT Test dates 2016-17

Here are the following ACT & SAT dates and deadlines for 2015, 2016 & 2017. Note:  Register for the Writing optional section. Many colleges will not accept the ACT without the writing option completed. The following dates displayed in this chart are based on information released by the ACT and previous ACT test dates.  Information is […]

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Do the classes I take in high school matter? How many AP classes should I take?

Do the classes I take in high school matter? How many AP classes should I take? Answer: Here’s my typical former-Admissions-Counselor answer: It depends! When selecting high school courses, always start by making sure you are choosing those that are considered “approved” A-G courses. You want to be sure that you are meeting the minimum […]

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How to Pay for College without Going Bankrupt Part 2

Part 2 With each college application your high school senior fills out, you are filled with simultaneous joy and anxiety. Your child is ready to spread her wings and fly. But the question that’s weighing you down is how you’ll pay for it.

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