We recently published a blog, Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement, that focused strictly on the main essay/personal statement called for in the Common Application and the Coalition Application. While some colleges that accept those two applications don’t require submission of the personal statement as part of the application, most do. And many of the colleges that accept those two applications have additional writing supplements. In this post, we’ll describe some of those supplements and how they can be best approached.Read More
By a very wide margin, the single best sources of scholarship money are the colleges themselves. If you’re eligible for a moderate-to-substantial amount of need-based aid, you should look for schools that meet at least 80% of need. If you’re not eligible for much or any need-based aid but will need outside funds to make college affordable, then sources of outside scholarships can be helpful.
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The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey.Read More
Join renowned college expert, Judi Robinovitz, as she shares her vast knowledge of college admissions − and how to guide your child to success. This presentation will specifically address Florida's State University System (SUS); Judi will provide you with the most current admission information for all twelve state universities in Florida. You can use this information, along with other college insights Judi will share, to make your student’s college application stand out and improve chances for admission.Read More
College Fairs are no “sideshow.” They are a resource that comes pretty close to your doorstep, providing you with grand opportunities. With a little planning and by following some simple instructions, you can change what might otherwise be a bewildering experience into an extremely productive one. So,Read More