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ACT Scores Needed for Top Colleges

Since the ACT is accepted by all 4-year universities in the United States, most college applicants take the ACT (either in addition to the SAT or on its own) as part of the college admissions process. Whether you’ve already taken the ACT and you have your scores back, or you’re about to take the ACT […]

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How to Plan your ACT Prep

If attaining your target ACT score is the ultimate, final step of the journey that is taking the ACT, then the first step you will need to take is choosing your test date. While this may seem obvious, it’s an important step to focus on because when it comes to performing well on the ACT, […]

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Top 4 Tips to Recover from Low ACT and SAT Scores

So, you are not quite satisfied with your ACT and SAT scores. First off, do not be discouraged. They are never the end-all be-all. Both of these exams test you on how well you take an exam, not overall intelligence. You may just need to brush up a little bit on your test-taking strategies. Especially if […]

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6 Tips to Win Scholarships

Paying for college might be one of the most confusing and frightening parts of applying. In addition to filling out the FAFSA, which will help you to secure financial aid, you may decide to look at scholarships. Remember financial aid largely depends on your family’s income and other factors, but many scholarships are awarded based […]

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How to Get into College with a Low GPA

If you’re looking up how to get into college with a low GPA, you’re already ahead of the pack — and you’re committed to a challenging goal. Of course your high school GPA is important, but it’s not the whole story. In the best case scenario, your GPA reflects consistent success due to hard work during […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expensing College Education

What to Expect When You’re Expensing College Education

Many students will feel an emerging sense of independence as they forge ahead in the direction of their aspirations for higher education. Surprisingly, the realization of the ongoing need for family support throughout the college financial planning process becomes an unexpected revelation. How does college tuition get paid? What length of time are parents obligated […]

The Transition from Living at Home to College

The Transition from Living at Home to College

It can be difficult to watch your child/children leave home for college, especially when it seems like kindergarten was yesterday. The transition from living at home to living at college is a big one for both parents and children, filled with many mixed emotions. Here are some tips to help you and your child get […]