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I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays. Take advantage of this time to finish up your college applications, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and finish up your fall semester strong. Here are our ten tips to guide you through the holidays.

2016 Thanksgiving College Readiness Tips


Happy Fall. The high school class of 2017 is bearing the brunt of the most reforms in college admissions in recent history. Below are some tips to help them succeed this fall. Get ready to apply for financial aid in October. The FAFSA will open October 1! The FAFSA is also implementing […]

2016 Early Fall College Readiness Tips


Welcome to the end of the school year. You deserve a great summer, and in fact, Dr. Joseph will enjoy her first summer off from teaching in almost 10 years. Yet we all have so much more to do to help our students get ready for college. Let us know if you need help with brainstorming summer bootcamps or other college readiness ideas or plans.

June 2016 College Readiness Tips for College Access Advocates




I know it’s bittersweet to get deferred from your Early Decision or Early Action college! But you didn’t get rejected. They just want to look at you in the regular admission pool. Your chances of ultimately getting accepting are somewhat less than regular admissions, but you still have a chance. […]

Deferred Not Defeated


Happy September. Here are 10 tips to help all students prepare for college application season. Apply for free trips to colleges this fall. Now is the time for diverse high school seniors to visit many colleges for free. Deadlines are now through October for visits to more than 65 four-year […]

2015 September College Readiness Tips