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College Application Deadlines: It’s the parents’ turn.

Hello, second semester, senior year. After the last few months discussing college applications, the focus now shifts to financial aid applications. Parents often ask whether these applications are worth the time and trouble. My short answer:  Yes. These applications offer … Continue reading

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How to deal with college application deadlines, part three: 7 Tools

In February I wrote, How do you handle deadlines?, outlining our household strategies, and asked for other suggestions. A number of people responded, leading to this series of three posts: How to deal with college application deadlines, part one:  9 … Continue reading

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How to deal with college application deadlines, part two: Professional Advice

First, I wrote, How do you handle deadlines?, outlining our household strategies, and asked for other suggestions. Second, I listed some of those suggestions in How to deal with college application deadlines, part one:  9 Tips. Here, in a long … Continue reading

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How to deal with college application deadlines, part one: 9 Tips

Our household dealt with a multitude of deadlines this winter. I wrote about it in How do you handle deadlines?, outlining our typical strategies, and threw out a query for any helpful ideas. Almost done with junior year, Mod Squad … Continue reading

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How do you handle deadlines?

That’s not a rhetorical headline, for once. I’d like to know: how do you (student or parent) prepare to meet deadlines? Our household has spent the past two months dealing with application deadlines. To protect the innocent, I won’t indicate … Continue reading

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Our long and winding road of financial aid deadlines: FAFSA, Profile, 1040

Done. I’ve completed the financial aid forms. Not a moment too soon:  most of Mod Squad Pete’s colleges required all the paperwork by March 1st. Friday, I picked up our completed tax returns from the accountant. Saturday, I cleared the … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Parents of High School Seniors

Like many households of high school seniors, at least those applying early, we’re in the middle of the whole application cycle right now. Mod Squad Pete submitted two applications last week [truly, I cannot write that past-tense ‘submitted’ often enough]. … Continue reading

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First college application deadlines now in view.

Our local schools started on August 24th, but the week and a half before Labor Day feels like a bit of a prequel. Now that the long weekend is behind us and we’re fully into September, high school has our … Continue reading

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11 College admissions resources to read now. (Perhaps, even, instead of Dr. StrangeCollege.)

Having gone through college applications with two high school students in the past three years, here’s what we’ve been doing these days: Driving our high school sophomore to his homecoming date. Tailgating and watching UVA defeat Kent State with our … Continue reading

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April is the craziest month

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but for high school seniors that label might go to March. After the long autumn months of writing college applications and the cold winter months of awaiting a response (and hoping … Continue reading

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