Your mentee has finished curating their college list and ready to apply to schools. The article below helps guide you and your mentee to double-checking their list and identifying where it can be stronger.
Students should apply to several match and safety schools to increase the student’s chances of getting in to at least one college. This should include at least one in-state public college.
A financial aid safety school is a college that will not only admit the student, but where the student could afford to enroll even if he or she gets no financial aid. Use each college’s net price calculator to determine how much gift aid the student might receive at the college, as well as the college’s net price.
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How many colleges should you really apply for? Rob Franek tells the Princeton Review the ideal number and how to balance safety, target and reach schools.
Some students want to find the perfect college. The truth is, there’s no such thing. You can find many colleges at which you’ll be happy and get a great education. The college search is about exploring who you are and what you want and then finding colleges that will meet your goals.
Still, you do need to narrow down the possibilities into a manageable list. Here are steps you can take to find colleges where you will thrive.
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