7 College Planning Tips for Students in Grades 9-10

Take the PSAT, visit college campuses, determine your high school course plan, know what AP & IB classes and extracurricular activties to take, find out GPA requirements, take to family members about their college experiences, and talk with your family about college payment expectations. Read More

How Did You Make Your College Decision?

In honor of College Decision Day, MEFA staff members shared how they made their final decision of where to attend college and the factors that contributed to that decision, including cost, location, programs offered, and campus size.  Read More

College Planning for Technical Vocational Students

Tips include getting a letter of recommendation from a shop teacher, including any certifications and licensing, looking into programs that have a technical focus, and exploring MassTransfer.  Read More

Junior Year College Planning

A parent of a high school junior discusses making a list of schools, planning campus visits, attending college fairs, and considering post-graduation possibilities such as a gap year or a community college.  Read More

Our Top 20 Blogs of 2018

Top blogs include “Want to Win $3,000? Enter These Scholarship Contests,” “What to Know About the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship,” “Scholarships for Younger Ages,” and “The College Search Process: College Fairs” Read More

What to Know About the College Interview

Learn how interviews can help students assert their voice and share their passions, and what the two biggest obstacles to interviews are – schools’ varying policies and urban legends about trick questions.  Read More

What is a College Applicant Portal?

A College Applicant Portal contains key, personal information for every applicant at a college and allows you to update contact information, monitor application status, upload and track documents, and view the decision on the application.  Read More

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