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Educate. Empower. Achieve! Blog
Category: College Planning

11 Essential Tips for Hitting the College Fairs

Written by Jennifer Taylor on September 14, 2017

  College fairs can be a great resource to help evaluate your school options. Here are 11 Essential College Fair Tips from Partners For Achievement.   Find out which colleges will be at the college fair and make a list of the schools you are interested in. Make a list of questions beforehand. Fill out […]

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6 easy summertime tasks for college planning

Written by Jennifer Taylor on June 13, 2017

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

Written by Kendall Hayes on

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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PFA Founder Talks College Planning on Podcast

Written by Jennifer Taylor on May 26, 2017

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

Written by Jennifer Taylor on May 24, 2017

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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My College Journey: Education Empowers

Written by Kevin Krebs on May 9, 2017

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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