Thursday, August 22, 2013

Common App Update



Click here for a list of the 400 schools whose questions and writing supplements are available.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Articles on Paying for College

With the rising awareness of college costs and student debt, families are rethinking the way they pay for college. Here are two insightful articles:

College Students Take Control of Their Financial Futures
5 Ways to Solve College Sticker Shock

The Coolest Schools and the Safest Schools

I always start these posts with a disclaimer of how anti-college ranking I am, but I still seem compelled to communicate the information...

Coolest colleges
Safest colleges

Monday, August 19, 2013

College Reps Coming to CHS

Please check Naviance frequently for an updated list of college representatives that will be at CHS. Under the College tab, click on 'view all upcoming college visits."

As of 8/18/2013:


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Scholarships

Scholarships (free money) are very attractive when you think about all of the money invested in a college education. The bulk of scholarship dollars awarded usually comes from the college or university attended in the form of merit aid. However, there is more money out there, but it takes time to look for it and find awards that you may be qualified for. Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes. National scholarships usually provide the biggest monetary award, but they also have the biggest applicant pool. State and local scholarships mean less competition, and every dollar helps.

Our own Susan Sohayda (Academy of Allied Health and Sciences) maintains a wiki to make state and local scholarships manageable for parents. Clear here to peruse the Scholarship Spot wiki. Although many of the scholarships are not open to applications yet, last years information will give you a good idea of what you need to prepare and when the application will be open this year so you can mark your calendar.

AES Engineering Services does have a live scholarship with a $500.00 award. An essay must be email to the address specified on this web page.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Return on Investment: You're College Choice Matters

Although there are many reasons to pursue a college education, one of the post popular reasons is to make a living after you graduate. Anyone who has followed my blog in the past knows that I'm not a big fan of "lists," but with the rising costs of college tuition, I wanted to repost this information available from payscale.com. Click here to learn more.

The College-Bound Chronicles

These podcasts are extremely beneficial to anyone wanting the basics of college admissions. You'll notice they go by month (on the right side of the page this link takes you to) and I'm starting with September 2012 regarding SAT and ACT testing. Each month a topic of interest is discussed.

To play the podcast, click on the image that looks like this: 

If you are a parent of a rising senior, these podcasts are definitely worth your time (they can also be downloaded free from iTunes.)


Course Offering Guide

Here is the 2013-2014 Course Offering Booklet:

Click here.

Drexel Now Offers an Early Action Option


Early Action is intended for students with a strong interest in Drexel who want a faster admission decision. This option is non-binding. To apply, students should submit a complete application, including all application materials, and indicate their intention to be considered for Early Action.

Early Action Deadline #1: November 1
Decisions Released: Mid-December
Early Action Deadline #2: December 1
Decisions Released: Mid-January
Regular Decision Deadline: January 15
Decisions Released by April 1

Drexel accepts the common application or click here for their school application.