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6 Tips for Making a Better College Search List

Hand holding pen taking notesIf you want to make a better college search list, don’t limit your potential list of colleges to just schools you have heard of. There are over 1,500 four-year US colleges-there is no reason to start off with a short list of five institutions. Having a larger list of colleges opens up opportunities you haven’t even considered at prices you didn’t think possible. + Read More

50-50 Highlights: Schools in the US News College Rankings Top 100

Truck accident(I’ve updated this post with the most recent rankings and 50-50 colleges.)

Sorry. It’s the reason why traffic slows down on the opposite of the freeway from the accident. We just can’t help but look, if just for a second.  And while the list of 50-50 schools is going the opposite direction of the US News College Rankings, they did come out this month and we might as well get it over with and look. + Read More

15 Sample Athletic Resumes and Letters

Neon sign spelling free(I’ve added other resources since I originally published this article so I’m now up to 22 samples. Recently, I’ve only been adding resources that offer something other than a generic resume template. However, if I come across a great sample only resume, I’ll be sure to include it.)

There are plenty of samples of athletic resumes/profiles on the internet. It’s just tedious going through all the search results to find something useful. Well, I’ve just saved you the trouble–you can thank me later. + Read More

5 Reasons to Know Your EFC Before You Even Apply to College

Two figures with empty piggy bankToo many people think that your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is something that you worry about when you apply for financial aid, if they have heard the term at all. And if you’re a family with high school students thinking about college, it’s definitely a term you should become familiar with immediately. Why? Because what you don’t know about your EFC can hurt you long before you even start to fill-out college application forms. + Read More

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