Category Archives: For Seniors

Eleven Misconceptions About Paying for College

It happens every year.  Parents are shocked that their student’s college didn’t award their student enough, or even any, financial aid.  Many went into the process of applying for financial aid with the wrong ideas of how it works.  Here is the truth about some of the most common misconceptions:   FAFSA doesn’t award financial … Continue reading Eleven Misconceptions About Paying for College

Understanding a school’s commitment to your major

Not all colleges that offer the same majors are the same in the strength of the program.  Use the list below as a guideline to ask the right questions while on campus or researching a school    “To Do List” Resource Review Online Catalog Academic Page on School’s Website Breadth of Courses Depth of Courses … Continue reading Understanding a school’s commitment to your major

Should You Get SAT Question and Answer Service for Score Verification?

CPC recommends students use the results of their first SAT to study for their second (or third) attempt. Question and Answer Service – The question and answer service is a full disclosure guide to your scores and is available for an extra fee for the October, March and May tests.  It includes: A booklet copy of … Continue reading Should You Get SAT Question and Answer Service for Score Verification?

Mid Shore Community Foundation College Scholarships Available For Application

The online application is now available at the Mid Shore Community Foundation’s website.   The Foundation administers a pooled scholarship program, which allows students to apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application. The Mid-Shore Community Foundation post-secondary scholarships support Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County traditional students. Scholarships are awarded almost exclusively … Continue reading Mid Shore Community Foundation College Scholarships Available For Application

Service Academy or ROTC? Same results so what’s the difference?

Most students who are seriously considering applying to one of the U.S. military academies also are encouraged to investigate the ROTC programs in colleges in universities.  The eligibility requirements are very similar for both options.  Both GPA and SAT/ ACT  standards are high; there is a rigorous physical exam for both, and there is an … Continue reading Service Academy or ROTC? Same results so what’s the difference?

Reduce Your College Debt Through Early College Credit!

Some college students learned the secret of early college credit and harnessed its power to knock off a semester or even a year of college costs.  Want to discover this secret?  Thankfully, you don’t have to dig too deep, early college credit is available in several ways and all can be accomplished while your student … Continue reading Reduce Your College Debt Through Early College Credit!

Do Colleges Look at a Senior’s First Quarter or First Semester Grades?

For Regular Decision, your colleges will definitely use your first quarter grades and almost always the first semester grades, too, unless they come out atypically late. It doesn’t really matter when you submit your applications because, once colleges know the marking period has ended, they will want your senior grades before issuing a verdict. The Common Application has a … Continue reading Do Colleges Look at a Senior’s First Quarter or First Semester Grades?

CPC’s Resource Center helps boost student confidence and success

  Teaching high school students to self-advocate now will reap the rewards in their college years and help expand their college options.  We want to provide students the confidence, and internal motivation to interact with their teachers, utilize office hours and seek support. To help facilitate that growth College Placement Consulting now offers small group … Continue reading CPC’s Resource Center helps boost student confidence and success

Admission Readiness – Grade Your Current College Profile

Student introspection re strengths as a college applicant should begin as early as the sophomore year but certainly, juniors need to take stock now. Strength of high school curriculum tops each college admission review Sciences – Will you have taken at least 2 lab courses by graduation? Foreign Language – Will you have taken at … Continue reading Admission Readiness – Grade Your Current College Profile

College Essay 101 The Conclusion

You have written your introduction, you have pumped out a few killer body paragraphs, and now your work is done, right? WRONG. Do not underestimate the importance of a strong conclusion. The conclusion of your college admissions essay will be the last thing that the admissions officer reads, so you want to make sure to … Continue reading College Essay 101 The Conclusion

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