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Need a High School Resume? Here are 8 Reasons Why

by Georgia Boepple on January 23, 2018 in College Planning

 

Don’t underestimate the power of a well-crafted high school resume. Not only is your high school resume a key part of the college application process, but it also serves as one of the first building blocks of your career. Although putting together your first resume takes time and effort, the payoff is worthwhile. Here are […]

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Summer Programs Benefit College-Bound Students

by Georgia Boepple on January 10, 2018 in College Planning

 

Whether you’re a freshman or senior in high school, you’ll benefit from summer programs or other life experiences that enrich your interests. It’s an ideal way to home in on a potential college major or simply to further develop a particular skill set.   The options are seemingly limitless.   Many universities in the Midwest […]

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You’ve Been Deferred—Now What?

by Kendall Hayes on December 29, 2017 in College Admissions Counseling

 

If you’ve been deferred from a university, don’t panic. The world isn’t coming to an end. For some reason, students often get really down following a deferral—they’re so disappointed that it paralyzes them. To that I say: A deferral is infinitely better than a denial. You’re still in the game, and the key is to […]

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Congratulations on Your Early Decision Acceptance! Now, Notify Your Other Schools

by Jennifer Taylor on December 26, 2017 in College Planning Etiquette

 

An Early Decision acceptance is exciting. But, even before the euphoria wears off, students who plan on attending their Early Decision school (barring any financial aid shortfalls) need to promptly let the other schools applied to know you’re withdrawing your application. Doing so is courteous and helps other schools fill seats for other deserving applicants.  […]

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Acing Scholarship and Honors College Interviews: Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

by Georgia Boepple on December 19, 2017 in College Admissions Counseling

 

  In this second part of a two-part series discussing college interviews, we take a closer look at how scholarship and honors college interviews differentiate from college admissions interviews.   Just like college admissions interviews, scholarship and honors college interviews give applicants the opportunity to put a face and a voice behind the application while […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays

by Jennifer Taylor on November 15, 2017 in College Essays

 

As the task of applying to colleges winds down, the focus often shifts to seeking out college scholarships. You’ve done your best submitting college application essays, but now, what’s the best approach to writing college scholarship essays?   The good news is much of what students’ practiced in writing their first round of college application […]

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1,001 (and then some!) Backpacks Arrive in Haiti

by Jennifer Taylor on November 10, 2017 in PFA News

 

  The backpacks have arrived in Haiti!   Everyone’s hard work and generosity finally paid off. More than 1,500 backpacks and more than 500 pounds of school supplies were recently distributed to Haiti schoolchildren. Wow! Watch the children receive their backpacks in this video courtesy of local resident Denis Atis, who partnered with PFA’s Executive […]

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SAT/ACT Registration Deadlines Approaching for December Test Dates

by Jennifer Taylor on October 31, 2017 in Standardized Tests

 

  SAT Reminder: The next SAT registration deadline is Nov. 2, 2017, for the Dec. 2, 2017, testing day. The late registration deadline for online registration is Nov. 21, 2017.  Registration and a full schedule of testing dates is available online at the College Board website.   SAT Subject Tests Students may also register for […]

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SAT/ACT Registration Deadlines Today and Tomorrow

by Jennifer Taylor on October 5, 2017 in Standardized Tests

 

  SAT Reminder: The next SAT registration deadline is Oct. 5, 2017, for the Nov. 4, 2017, testing day. The late registration deadline for online registration is Oct. 25, 2017.  Registration is available online at the College Board website. The registration deadline for the Dec. 2, 2017, SAT testing day is Nov. 2, 2017. The […]

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