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

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

The Importance of School Counselors

Take advantage of the guidance that school counselors provide by attending events they host, being proactive and initiating a conversation with them, and having them write a letter of recommendation that puts personality and dimension behind the student’s grades.  Read More

HS Juniors: Prepare for college admissions this summer

Get an early start on tasks like evaluating testing plans, visiting college campuses, finalizing a balanced college list, preparing recommendations, writing the college essay, designing a financial plan, starting applications, preparing for interviews, and fulfilling any specific requirements Read More

A message for parents starting the college search process

Andrew Carter encourages parents to begin the college search process by thinking about the qualities and skills they want their son or daughter to have in order to be successful when they begin their college career and laying out these goals in a list. Read More

The College Search Process: College Fairs

To successfully navigate college fairs, prepare beforehand, map it out, connect with admissions representatives, and be open to new schools. Read More

On a waitlist? Here are 8 action steps.

With college acceptance season in full swing, your son or daughter may be the recipient of a waitlist notification. With students applying to more and more colleges, schools have made… 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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