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Building a College List
Britt Steiner

Post-pandemic trends from the class of 2021

In January of each year, I sit down with my current group of high school juniors and work through a packet on college criteria. What each student wants varies…some are looking for small, liberal arts colleges while others are seeking large, spirited campuses where most of the student body is sporting school colors as they head across campus for the Saturday afternoon football game.

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Building a College List
Britt Steiner

Expanding Your World View

In the world of college admissions, I often hear students and parents lament the fact that acceptance rates are getting lower and lower. This is true…for some schools.

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red stamp reading "deferred" over an image of a teenage girl sitting on her bed looking at her laptop
Admissions
Britt Steiner

Deferred…What to do next!

Like many seniors this year, you put in the extra time and effort to get your applications perfected before Early Action deadlines. This is no small feat, and you should be enormously proud of yourself. But, like many of your peers, you may have opened your admission decision email over the last few weeks to read: DEFERRED.

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Admissions
Britt Steiner

Why is College So Expensive?

One of the questions families always ask me is: “Why is college so expensive?” Here’s a quick overview on some history and how financial aid and loans factor in – and some good news for families who are feeling stressed out.

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Financial Aid
Britt Steiner

Financial Aid Fundamentals

Paying for college requires a basic understanding of the process of applying for and receiving financial aid. If you are worried about your family’s ability to manage financially, adding schools to your list that you can currently afford is a smart and responsible idea.

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Building a College List
Britt Steiner

College Rankings

The 2021 U.S. News rankings of the best colleges was released last week. This year’s list marks the publication’s 36th edition of the annual college

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Admissions
Britt Steiner

How Do I Stand Out Now?

Now what?  You’ve been told throughout your high school career that there is a formula to getting into your list of selective schools.  You have

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