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Leveraging Early Decision to Apply to Top Colleges

Every college has application deadlines. You can only be admitted by submitting all necessary information through their application app (probably Common App). There are different ways and times you can apply, though. One critical method available at top private schools is called Early Decision (ED). You can only apply to one school via Early Decision. If you are… Continue reading Leveraging Early Decision to Apply to Top Colleges

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How to Start Applying to Top Colleges

One of the significant changes in the college landscape is how students apply to the colleges they want to attend. In the past, applicants needed to submit different forms to each university they hoped to attend. The Common App has changed everything. If you want to attend any top college in the United States besides MIT, Georgetown, or a University… Continue reading How to Start Applying to Top Colleges

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Top Colleges and the SAT

This is a reader-friendly version of the data found┬áhere. However, it would be best if you did not use this PDF as a definitive resource, as it looks like it was published in 2015. **Recent Changes**02-25-2024: Yale & Dartmouth03-04-2024: Brown03-11-2024: Texas04-11-2024: Caltech04-11-2024: Harvard06-07-2024: Stanford Each college chooses how they handle the SAT. I was surprised… Continue reading Top Colleges and the SAT

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Can You Successfully Use Life Insurance to Shelter Assets from FAFSA/CSS?

My previous post discussed ways to move your assets away from reportable investment accounts. You can review FAFSA or walk through the CSS Profile, but here are the essential pieces I took directly from the two: FAFSA Investments include: Investments exclude: CSS Profile Investments include the parents’:  Investments do not include the parents’: CSS Strikes Again You will notice that… Continue reading Can You Successfully Use Life Insurance to Shelter Assets from FAFSA/CSS?