How Work-Study Works.

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  Do you want to get paid to sit at a desk and do your homework? How about giving tours on a campus that you love? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then work-study is for you! In order to understand how work-study works, let’s first identify what work-study is. According to studentaid.ed.gov here is a quick …

Common Student Loan Mistakes

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Taking out student loans tends to be a “given” for many students, and a given you feel you don’t need to think about until after college. While that is partially true, do not make these mistakes: Using a student loan to go to a college that expensive. A good way to think about it is this: the amount of money …

Why Letters of Recommendation for College are Important?

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Colleges consider many factors when reviewing an applicant’s application file, most of which consist of numbers and figures. Letters of recommendation, however, can provide admission officers with information about you that is not provided anywhere else in your application. Because of this, letters of recommendation can be the determining factors in your admission decision. Letters of recommendation can reveal a …

Online Learning Tips for Success

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Using the internet for studying, researching colleges, or to complete a simple homework assignment can be useful, yet extremely daunting all at the same time. If you are familiar with certain programs or sites that are user-friendly and disseminates information in a productive, efficient manner, then using the internet should be easy for you! But, if you are one of …

What is the Most Important Factor on your HS Transcript?

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College admission officers weigh a variety of factors when making admission decisions. They take into consideration your ACT/SAT scores, class rank, GPA, rigor of high school courses, college admission essays, and much more. Most of this information can be found on your high school transcript, which begs the question, “What is the most important factor on my high school transcript?” …

Help Your Student Determine What College is for: Ask Powerful Questions

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Megan G. Bernard, PhD Founder, Kairos College Success Consulting You can help your child thrive in the complex and sometimes overwhelming college environment. Asking questions can create space for them to articulate what matters to them, why it is important, and how their experiences in college can relate to those priorities. Intrinsic personal motivations for pursuing an education are positively …