5 Things High School Seniors Need to Do During Thanksgiving Break

You have 1,001 tasks to accomplish during Thanksgiving Break—and your high school senior has even more. Traveling for the holiday. College applications. Work. Homework. Spending time with friends. Completing senior projects. Black Friday. Volunteering. The list goes on. If your senior checks off only five things this Thanksgiving Break, it needs to be these. 1.

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Is Your 9th or 10th Grader Doing These 3 Important Things?

Two-thirds of your child’s college application is based on what happens in 9th and 10th grade. Let that sink in for a moment. So, if your student is planning to do early applications—which you should definitely encourage—preparing for college during the freshman and sophomore years of high school is extremely important. Aside from the obvious

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May 1st Final College Choice – Decision Deadline

May 1st marks college decision day, the national deadline for many colleges, on which high school seniors must make their final college choice. Choosing which college to attend is likely the most significant life decision most seniors have had to make. While this is an exciting time worthy of celebrating it can also be confusing,

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Where Should My Child’s Scholarship Search Start? 6 Places to Look

Every year, billions of dollars in scholarship funds are offered to entering college freshmen. Parents, rejoice! But the trouble, of course, is finding them. Some are well-advertised while others stay hidden and require some digging or show up in unexpected places you might not think to look. The scholarship search and application process are lengthy,

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College Prep Tips for 10th Graders

10th grade is a great time to explore possibilities for college and for your future. Build a strong foundation this year in high school by following these college prep tips: 1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT ® test in October if it is offered at your high school The primary PSAT/NMSQT ® test date this year is

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 2: The Facts

If you have not read the last blog, Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing your College, Part 1: Your Mindset, do not read any further until you do. If you approach this decision in the wrong order, you are more likely to make a mistake. Did you read it? Ok then, now it

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 1: Your Mindset

Your acceptance letters have arrived, you have celebrated your successes, cried over the disappointments, and now the time has come to make your choice. Where will you go to college? It is easy to get nervous about making the wrong choice and ending up at a college that is not quite right for you. Before

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Preparing for Your College Admissions Interview

College interviews can be as important to college acceptance as a job interview is to landing a coveted position in the professional world. If a college offers an interview opportunity, either on campus or with a local alumni in your community, you should take advantage of it. It is your chance to let your personality

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News from the University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin provided lots of great information at the Texas Together Counselor Update, but there were several areas discussed that will affect students in the greatest ways. If you have been procrastinating and have not submitted your application yet, don’t wait! UT-Austin has a priority submission deadline of October 15, and

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News from Texas A&M University

Last week, we had the privilege of attending the Texas Together Counselor Update hosted by Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin. The event is always informative, and this year there were some especially interesting updates. Check out the information below for Texas A&M and stay tuned for a later blog about

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