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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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