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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2 College Recruiting Situations Explained for Athletes


Every so often, the Plan For College Blog likes to cover the athletic side of college planning. Today, we want to discuss two situations in the college recruiting process that occur frequently. 


Situation #1: Student Athlete Receives a Generic Letter

Many student-athletes in their senior year of high school receive generic letters in the mail telling the athlete they have been approved for admission to XYZ College. At the same time, many college coaches send out thousands of these generic mailing each year in order to reach out to as many potential recruits as possible. Sometimes this gives the student-athlete the impression that they are being recruited. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Early Decision vs. Early Action


Here at the Plan For College blog, we're starting to see the fall in the near future. And for all you rising high school seniors out there, it is college planning crunch time! 

Today, we want to talk about applying early to college. Early applications typically take place in November, so it is time to prepare. Although the rules may vary a bit depending on each college, here is a general framework for understanding the difference between Early Decision and Early Action:

Friday, July 15, 2011

5 Reasons to Check out Acceptly: A Brand New College Prep Site

Want to maximize your chances of getting into your dream school? Acceptly is a new site built for high school students and parents to help them navigate the stressful (and often times confusing) college prep and application process. It’s completely (and forever) free to use and can give students a real leg up come admissions time. Acceptly guides students step-by-step through the process of preparing for college, by providing personalized action steps and resources to maximize student success.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Top 10 Questions to ask at a College Tour

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College Tours - Ask Questions!
Summer time is in full swing. Last week's guest blog post covered how to avoid the summer slide so our brains don't go to mush. There's another great way to stay active in the college planning process: go on college tours. College tours during the summer can be a debatable topic, however. It is a great time to visit because high school students are not in session, but also a bad time to visit because college students are not in session! Come debate this on our Facebook wall!

Whenever you choose to visit a college, here is our list of top 10 questions to ask on the college tour:

Friday, July 1, 2011

5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide


Rolling into the long July 4th weekend gives us a great opportunity to talk about the summer slide. Eric Clark of Quincy Tutoring and Lynne Anderson on eTextPrep shared this on the Quincy Tutoring blog. Eric was nice enough to allow us to post it for our readers.