PopMuse: College http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Extracurricular tips for college admissions during a pandemic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/alb-lbDMXLQ/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/alb-lbDMXLQ/ Wed, 06 May 2020 20:00:29 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution One of collateral damages from COVID-19 is the ability of teenagers to participate in extracurricular activities before applying to college. Right now, you can’t participate in a school marching band or play Shakespeare on a stage. Showing athletic prowess on a track, ball field or court ain’t happening either. You can’t debate in competitions or […] The post Extracurricular tips for college admissions during a pandemic appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Will College Campuses Open in the Fall? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/3NuRqXUD26g/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/3NuRqXUD26g/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:14:48 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution Will college campuses open in the fall? It’s frustrating that no one definitely knows yet if colleges campuses will be open in the fall or if online education will predominate or there will be some hybrid of the two scenarios. In the interim, however, The Chronicle of Higher Education has been regularly updating a list […] The post Will College Campuses Open in the Fall? appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SwiftStudent: New tool to appeal financial aid awards http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/XtpcSpwHrmU/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/XtpcSpwHrmU/ Mon, 20 Apr 2020 17:13:51 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution If you want to appeal a financial aid award, there is a new resource to help you write the aid appeal letter. The free tool, called SwiftStudent, guides families through requesting more financial aid for a variety of reasons including because of financial setback due to COVID-19. The brainchild of this easy-to-use tool is Abigail […] The post SwiftStudent: New tool to appeal financial aid awards appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Tuitionfit: a tool to find better college deals now http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/9JIa0-cdi7o/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/9JIa0-cdi7o/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:10:46 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution In the midst of a pandemic,� finding a college that is the right financial fit has become even more important than it was just a few months ago. Before COVID-19 became a household word, you might have thought that you knew where your child would be attending college in the fall. What happens now if […] The post Tuitionfit: a tool to find better college deals now appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Researching Colleges During a Pandemic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/IcT6ECUwj9E/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/IcT6ECUwj9E/ Mon, 13 Apr 2020 17:51:15 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution I’ve gotten questions recently about how to research colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic when you can’t visit campuses. I talked to a mom from Seattle over the weekend, whose daughter was choosing between seven colleges that stretch from the state of Washington to New Jersey. With merit scholarships deducted, the cost of all these schools […] The post Researching Colleges During a Pandemic appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Tackling common college questions during COVID-19 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/qi_mM8GLRVs/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/qi_mM8GLRVs/ Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:29:26 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution This is an incredibly stressful time for families who have to navigate college admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a practical matter, this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime experience has generated a great deal of college questions from anxious students, parents, educational consultants and high school counselors. Some answers are known. We know, for instance, that the Advanced […] The post Tackling common college questions during COVID-19 appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 2020 Advanced Placement tests – 8 tips to succeed http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/vhtlrak5Q-4/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/vhtlrak5Q-4/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 20:52:42 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution If you have teenagers who expected to take Advanced Placement tests this year, the College Board recently released detailed information about this year’s unusual roll out of AP exams. How the College Board is dealing with AP tests during the COVID-19 pandemic was bound to be controversial and it is. Some people wanted the College […] The post 2020 Advanced Placement tests – 8 tips to succeed appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ U of California and other colleges rush to dump SAT and ACT tests during COVID-19 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/w_Ppj5ptiVg/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCollegeSolution/~3/w_Ppj5ptiVg/ Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:00:05 UTC Lynn O'Shaughnessy at The College Solution High school students are stressed about when they will be able to take the SAT and/or ACT test again, but there is some good news during the COVID-19 pandemic . A steady stream of colleges and universities have been announcing that they will not require SAT or ACT test scores for the 2021-2022 school year […] The post U of California and other colleges rush to dump SAT and ACT tests during COVID-19 appeared first on The College Solution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Wrap It Up During Winter Break http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/planforcollege/~3/rg2RHTWsnqs/wrap-it-up-during-winter-break.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/planforcollege/~3/rg2RHTWsnqs/wrap-it-up-during-winter-break.html Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:03:44 UTC at Plan For College The College Planning Group Blog Post ��Dec 2018As seniors eagerly await winter break they may wish to review these valuable to-do’s.1. Be sure to have all required supplements and attachments for each applicationCheck the requirements for each of your college applications and go over each item carefully. This may seem simple, but you’d be surprised at how easy it can be to overlook a simple page or form. Don’t have your application tossed out over a tiny technical detail.2. Proofread everythingYou should proofread�everything�you’re about to submit–multiple times! Simple spelling or grammatical errors in your application may negatively impact your chances for admission.�Colleges take errors and omissions seriously. If a college admissions counselor is selecting from two similar student applications and one has typographical errors the reader would most likely chose the student who took the extra time to thoroughly proofread their work.Ask a friend or family member to proofread everything for you. A second set of eyes is always a good idea.3. Make sure to pay paid your application feeWithout paying your application fee, your application essentially doesn’t exist. 4. Finish all college essaysOne of the most stressful aspects of many college applications is the essay. Students often struggle�over which topic to choose!� Focus of your chosen topic and write, write, write.The nice part about writing during winter break is peace of mind. You will have more down time with less distractions. 5. Make sure your recommendation letters have been submittedHopefully you have asked teachers, guidance officers or clergy members to write your recommendation letters.� Follow up with them to be sure the letters have been submitted.6. Consider applying to a Safety schoolIf your college list is lacking a safety school, now is the time to add one.Many larger universities have later deadlines. You may be able to add to your list at this point. �Be sure to check with the college regarding their admissions deadline.7. Write thank you notes�You should write to everyone who wrote you a letter of recommendation or helped with your application.� Be gracious and show your appreciation. Give College Planning Group a call to discuss further college planning strategies.We are here to help.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The College Planning Group� � �Canton MA � ��800-985-8569� �http://blog.thecollegeplanninggroup.com�� � � ��http://thecollegeplanninggroup.com�� � � � � � �https://www.facebook.com/CollegePlanPlan For College RSS http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 9 Tips To Learn Personal Finance While In College http://articlefeeds.nasdaq.com/~r/nasdaq/categories/~3/O10ifRxym5E/9-tips-to-learn-personal-finance-while-in-college-cm1054738 http://articlefeeds.nasdaq.com/~r/nasdaq/categories/~3/O10ifRxym5E/9-tips-to-learn-personal-finance-while-in-college-cm1054738 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:00:00 UTC Latest Articles in College By� Andrew Rosen, CFP�, CEP� When I was in college, I learned the reality that students are taught very little about personal financial planning. Unfortunately, this means that most students are ill equipped for the real world upon graduation. College is a great time to learn about personal finance because many http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/