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Campus Visit: University of Missouri

by Jennifer Taylor on June 22, 2017 in College Visits

 

Check out this chillin’ day at the University of Missouri, aka, MIZZOU, from a PFA student’s recent campus tour. Pictured are the university’s Ionic columns with Jesse Hall in the backdrop. The columns stand as the most recognizable symbol of the university. Thanks for sharing!

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6 easy summertime tasks for college planning

by Jennifer Taylor on June 13, 2017 in College Planning

 

Summer is the perfect time for students to focus their attention on updating their records for the purpose of college planning.   1.  Create a college planning folder (hardcopy and digital) to keep track of academic awards, activities, clubs, or community achievements.   2. Start recording or updating your student credentials from the past school year. […]

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College planning: What freshmen and sophomores can do this summer

by Kendall Hayes on June 13, 2017 in College Planning

 

The biggest advantage to starting your college planning as a freshman or sophomore is that it alleviates stress. There will be 1,000 things on your college to-do list. Spreading them over four years, as opposed to cramming them into one or two, will make all the difference.   Summer is the perfect time to dig […]

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Seven Must-See Midwest College Visits

by Jennifer Taylor on June 13, 2017 in College Visits

 

  Here are seven great one and two-day college visit options with most of the schools within a two-hour drive of each other.    #1: Indiana DePauw University (small, private, liberal arts, rural, selective) Butler University (medium sized, private, urban, selective) Indiana University (large, public research institution, large college town, selective)  #2: Illinois and Iowa […]

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Campus Visits Kick Off College Planning

by Jennifer Taylor on May 30, 2017 in College Visits

 

  If you are a high school freshman or sophomore and just beginning to think about college, you’ll be relieved to know it’s as easy as starting from your own backyard.   We at Partners For Achievement believe families residing in the Chicago metropolitan area are at a distinct advantage with dozens of colleges ranging […]

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PFA Founder Talks College Planning on Podcast

by Jennifer Taylor on May 26, 2017 in College Planning

 

When should I start thinking about college planning? Can I rely on our high school counselor to help with college admissions? Should my student take the SAT or ACT? Applying to college is not like what it used to be when I applied; I’m worried about adding pressure on my child.   These are just […]

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Requesting Recommendation Letters for College

by Jennifer Taylor on May 24, 2017 in College Planning

 

High school juniors winding down from what is traditionally considered one of the most academically challenging years should shift their focus before the end of the school year to which teachers could provide positive recommendation letters for college applications.   When applying to colleges, commonly two recommendation letters are required. On many applications, a letter […]

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‘Thank You’ Speaks Volumes in College Planning

by Jennifer Taylor on May 23, 2017 in College Planning Etiquette

 

High school seniors, you’ve come a long way since the beginning of your college planning journey. There’s no better time than right now to take a moment and thank the people who helped you along the way. The best way you can show your gratitude is with a simple, yet meaningful, thank you card. Teachers, […]

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Upcoming SAT/ACT Registration Deadlines

by Jennifer Taylor on May 23, 2017 in Standardized Tests

 

  SAT Reminder: The late registration deadline for the June 3, 2017, SAT test is May 24, 2017. Registration is available online at the College Board website. Reminder: The next SAT registration deadline is July 28, 2017, for the Aug. 26, 2017, testing day. Click here for more information on registering for the SAT. SAT […]

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My College Journey: Education Empowers

by Kevin Krebs on May 9, 2017 in College Planning

 

Welcome to the first Educate. Empower. Achieve! blog post.   I’m Kevin Krebs, founder of Partners For Achievement, the largest college planning company in the Chicago area.     As the son of European immigrant parents who never attended high school, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to thousands of families every year […]

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