How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step by Step

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This free application can lead you to a wealth of financial aid, and filling out the FAFSA is not as hard as you may think. read more

Ivy League Alternatives: Students Can Reach for the Stars with their Feet on the Ground

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

In the course of your career as a college counselor, you have no doubt encountered ambitious students with their sights set exclusively on attending Ivy League universities. As you know, these desirable eight schools are notoriously exclusive, to the extent that even highly qualified applicants are routinely denied admission. read more

Registering to Take the SAT

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Director of Business Development, Triumph College Admissions (TCA)

Gone are the days of registering for the SAT by visiting your guidance counselor. This is good in that it allows you to take on a certain responsibility for your future, but it can be detrimental if you make decisions like this in a vacuum. read more

Why You Need to Be Friends with Your Guidance Counselor

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A guidance counselor can be a high school student's best friend. They are usually excellent sources of college info and tailored advice! read more

Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

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Founder and CEO, IvyWise, LLC

Are you a junior in high school? Check this college search to-do list to make sure you're on track. read more

Senior Year College Application Timeline

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September of your senior year: it's application crunch time! Here is what to do and when to do it. read more