What I Learned About “Dream Schools”

Before you designate one college as your ultimate dream school, consider if it’s realistic, if the school has programs you are interested in, if the school can provide you with the resources needed to succeed, if you’ll be satisfied in the long run, and if it’s the right financial fit.  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

How to Work Best with Your School Counselor

Tips include know your colleges, know your deadlines, schedule appointments with your counselor, make a checklist, know your passwords, and have a resume ready.  Read More

To ED or not to ED, that is the question

We break down the differences between Early Decision (when a student agrees to submit an enrollment deposit and enroll in that school if admitted) and Early Action (when a student finds out the decision on their application earlier) and explain how to apply for each process.  Read More

Ready to Complete the Common App?

Read up on several resources the Common App provides on its website to help you create an account, add an advisor, watch videos, search for schools, set up a practice account, complete the application, reach out for assistance, and connect on social media.  Read More

Guidance for college fairs: 8 tips

Now that the school year has begun, so has the ramp up of the college admissions process, and with that comes the arrival of college fairs. College fairs can be… Read More

What’s the parent role in the college search process?

I recently experienced a milestone parenting moment. I taught my 3-year-old son how to ride a bike. It was his idea, on that early summer day, to make the big… Read More

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Big Changes Coming to the MEFA U.Plan

The U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program has gotten even better in 2019 with new enhancements such as year-round savings capabilities and online account access.

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