Northwood Senior College Checklist: Second Semester Edition

January Send handwritten thank you notes to teachers who wrote recommendations. Financial Aid Forms mailed by parents. These forms are available through the College Financial Aid Office and online (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or http://profileonline.collegeboard.com). Be sure to also send school-specific financial aid forms. Last chance for the SAT or SAT Subject tests. Midyear reports, including first semester … Continue reading Northwood Senior College Checklist: Second Semester Edition

20 Questions to ask college representatives

Whether you meet them at a college fair or on a campus visit, college reps genuinely enjoy talking to high school students and answering questions about their college. The following questions will help start a good dialogue: What makes your college unique? What academic programs is your college most known for? How would you describe … Continue reading 20 Questions to ask college representatives

“Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

A writer with the Washington Post asked me and other college admission pros what we wish we “could say to parents and students about education, parenting, life and college but cannot, either because [we] want to keep [our] jobs or [we] think parents/kids are not ready to hear it.” We were assured our responses would … Continue reading “Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students