Category: "Tip of the Month"

Tip of the Month: It’s Financial Aid Time!

As you prepare to submit your admission applications, don’t forget to apply for financial aid! Need-Based Aid Forms to Complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by U. S. colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. The FAFSA became available this year on October 1st. You […]

Application FAQs

Applying to college is a lot of work. At times you may completely forget to ask a question or question what you remember. Below are some FAQs and a few words of advice. If you have a question, the answer is probably below. Please keep in mind that our office will close for winter break at […]

Tip of the Month: Overnight Visits

Perfect fit at first sight! It happens to college-bound students each year. You peruse a website, watch some videos, take a campus tour, talk to admission folks, and decide then and there College X is where you belong. But hold on a second, shouldn’t you dig a little deeper? Maybe take College X for a […]

Tip of the Month: Interviews

Interviews can seem daunting but they don’t have to be. At the end of the day, it’s just another conversation. You may already know that the best conversations are often the product of a person’s willingness to share and to ask questions. So if you want to share and ask questions, an interview is a […]

Tip of the Month: Constructing Your College List

With so many choices – over 4,000 if you’re counting – coming up with a list of colleges to apply to can be overwhelming. Add to that the sheer volume of information and advice flooding your brains and inboxes, and well, let’s just stop. The point is, where do you begin? How many schools should […]

Tip of the Month: Planning those summer visits to colleges…

I am often asked to identify the best time to visit a college. There are two answers to this question. The first answer is to see the campus when everything is in its usual flow because this allows the guest to visit classes, to see people interacting, to stop someone in the dining hall, dorm, […]

Tip of the Month: Decisions, Decisions….

By now, you know what it is like to feel the validation and pride that comes with being offered admission to some of the best schools in the country. There is only one of you but several places where you think you would be happy, challenged, and fulfilled. How to decide between various excellent choices? […]

Tip of the Month: So You’re Starting Your College Search…

The truth is that I when I started this process myself, I went about it in all the wrong ways. I focused only on looking at colleges that I had heard of, the ones with the big reputations. While it all worked out in the end (HMC Class of 2010!), I wasted my family’s resources […]