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Student learning about The New England College Transfer Guarantee
Learn about NEBHE's New England College Transfer Guarantee program and recent expansion, what states participate, who is eligible, why it's beneficial, and how to apply. …
By Emily Decatur , Shaun Connolly    |
Student using laptop to learn about letters of recommendation
Learn who your letter of recommendation should come from, how many letters are needed, and what qualities are most valued in the letter. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Father and daughter learning about college essays
Learn how long the essay typically is, if you can use the same essay for different schools, how to make your essay stand out, and if you'll need to answer other questions in addition to the essay. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to learn how to apply to college
Learn how many colleges to apply to, how to write the college essay, when college applications are due, how to create a resume, how to find colleges with no application fees, and when to apply for college. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Mother and daughter using computer to review transition to college
Learn about IEPs, the accommodations available in college, and the role parents can play in helping their child with a disability succeed. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Students comparing college lists
Consider attributes you want in a school, majors you are interested in, and current GPA and test scores when building your college list. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Girl holding books on campus
Learn what rolling admissions is, how the deadlines differ, why schools use it, and if the application requirements are the same. …
By Iris Godes, Shaun Connolly    |
Student using computer
Learn how to find a college that is strong for a particular major or interest, the average cost of a college application, when to start filling in the Common App, and how long the college essay should be. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Student carrying books
Steps include submitting the application and transcripts, applying for financial aid, taking the academic skills assessment, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, and showing proof of immunization. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Students taking a test
Tips include exploring the differences between the tests, taking practice tests for each, and making a test preparation plan. …
By Travis Minor    |
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