23 Awesome High School Clubs You Can Start

Extracurricular activities are a large part of every successful college application to a competitive school. And while the Common App has room for up to ten activities, it’s better to have deep involvement and leadership in one or two high school clubs.

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Don’t Overlook the College Application Digital Portfolio

Digital portfolios are required for students applying to special programs, such as fine arts, performing arts, and architecture. But what about liberal arts, business, science, engineering, and such? It’s absolutely a good idea to have a college application digital portfolio to let admissions counselors know who you are. Digital portfolios contain materials such as papers, projects, artwork, or videos.

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Are College Scholarships Worth the Hassle?

Many students and parents want to know if college scholarships are worth the hassle.  After applying for a large list of colleges, writing the Common App and numerous supplemental essays, and navigating the elaborate FAFSA process, do you really want to sit down and...

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How Much Should I Borrow and Keep My College Debt Manageable?

$1.8 trillion. That’s what the college debt clock says. And it keeps ticking. America’s World War II generation was frugal. They had lived through the Great Depression and had made do with less. Then they conserved for the war effort. After the war, they took...

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Addressing the Opportunity Gap — It’s What We Do

The achievement gap turns into the opportunity gap, which then turns into the income and wealth gap. College admissions counselors -- or consultants, as they often like to be called, generally don’t do much to address the opportunity gap.  They justify charging...

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