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FAFSA Changes-Reminder!

FAFSA Changes! Parents – READ THIS!  Starting this fall, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available earlier in the senior year (October 1 instead of January 1). But the bigger change is that it will ask about information from your family’s tax return from the year before the year before (“prior prior”) the…

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Where Are They? 2016 Edition

CSD has now celebrated the graduations of three classes!  Graduates from the Class of 2016 are getting ready to move in to their new homes away from home all over the country, while alumni from the previous classes are continuing with their studies.   If you’re curious as to where CSD students have been offered college…

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Fall Open Houses

Did you know that many colleges host Saturday open house sessions for students in the fall?  Open house programs usually offer a schedule of events, including tours and Q&A sessions. Below is a list of upcoming college open houses on campuses around North and South Carolina.  Be sure to click on the links to get…

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Summer To-Do’s List

Summer is right around the corner and that means freedom and time to relax and do nothing, right?  Well, probably not the whole summer! Here is a list of things your students can do during the summer months that can help them prepare for the time to begin working on their college applications. Rising Sophomores:…

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This and That

If you look around on the Web, you’ll notice there’s no shortage of websites dedicated to college admissions.  Here are a few articles and materials we have found that would be worth your while to check out. The “Getting In” podcast is hosted by former Stanford admissions rep, Julie Lithcott Haines.  Episodes highlight important information…

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What is this Coalition We’ve Been Hearing About?

The New “Coalition”  The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a new program launching this spring. It will offer another platform through which students can apply to approximately 90 member colleges. You can find more information on their website, www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org. There is also a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that will help you understand…