Archive for March, 2012

Tax Season: 7 Things to Know for College Financial Aid

Tax Season: 7 Things to Know for College Financial Aid

| March 30, 2012 | 1,315 Comments

Parents Need to Get Their Finances in Order Years Before Applying to College If your child is approaching college age, it is vital to understand – and plan – how your tax return will influence your financial aid eligibility. Tax information is of paramount importance for any financial aid decisions. Here’s what to look out […]

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Helping Your Teen Find the Right College Fit

Helping Your Teen Find the Right College Fit

| March 29, 2012 | 25 Comments

It’s almost April!   Where is your teen on the path to finding the colleges that are the right fit? If your teen is just stepping into the search for the colleges, it’s time to actively, yet gently, provide support with this process.      What’s your teen thinking about life after high school?      How […]

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SATs and Shakespeare: Words Shakespeare Invented

SATs and Shakespeare: Words Shakespeare Invented

| March 28, 2012 | 1,299 Comments

“Beware the ides of…” the first Saturday in March, May and June. In other words, the SAT! And when your teenager groans about all the vocabulary he or she has to study, simply say: Blame Shakespeare! There are 1,700 words and phrases that did not exist in the English language until William Shakespeare invented them. […]

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Community Service and Summer: Steps to College

Community Service and Summer: Steps to College

| March 23, 2012 | 1,370 Comments

The simple fact is that schools want good citizens. Community service is an important admissions factor for colleges.  Although there are a lot of resources out there for improving grades and standardized test scores, there is very little guidance about performing community service. Many summer service programs for teens are based in impoverished or rural […]

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How Volunteering Abroad Can Benefit Your Teen’s Future Career

How Volunteering Abroad Can Benefit Your Teen’s Future Career

| March 22, 2012 | 904 Comments

In a sea of 4.0 GPAs and above average standardized test scores achieved by varsity athletes, musical virtuosos, and student leaders, it’s no wonder that college admissions are becoming increasingly competitive each year. Volunteering abroad not only will set your teen apart on paper for college applications but it will also provide them with valuable […]

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Bullying: A National Conversation

Bullying: A National Conversation

| March 20, 2012 | 882 Comments

According to TheBullyProject.com, “13 million students will be bullied in the U.S. this year,” and “3 million students are absent each month because they feel unsafe at school.” Bullying can take many forms from offensive physical contact, to prejudice remarks, to exclusion. Fortunately, “bullying” has become one of the foremost topics of conversation among parents, […]

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