Early and Rolling and Regular…Oh My! Breaking Down the Different College Application Processes

Learn what it means to apply Early Decision (ED), Early Decision II, Early Action (EA), Restrictive Early Action (REA), Single Choice Early Action (SCEA), Rolling Admission, and Regular Decision.  Read More

Understanding the Admissions Decision Beyond the Application

Learn about the holistic approach to college admissions, the benefits for the institution and the student, how students can see if a school will actually be a good fit, and how to maximize your chances of getting in. Read More

Navigating the Emotions of Applying to College

A counselor shares why this is an important topic, what she is hearing from students, how she helps her students navigate this and find additional colleges, how she motivates students, tricky situations she encounters, and what parents can do to help.  Read More

5 College Admissions FAQs

Topics include how to share hobbies that are not official groups or clubs, finding full-need schools, college interviews, the cost of admissions applications, and applying to out-of-state colleges.  Read More

Steps to Finish Your College Applications

Steps include finalizing your list, getting your letters of recommendation, finishing your essay, making sure you’ve sent official test scores, meeting with your school counselor, and hitting submit.  Read More

7 Suggestions for College Application Essay Topics

Topics include share your cause, think about who you admire, reflect on how you’ve grown, talk about a challenge, describe something you love, brag a bit, and share something new.  Read More

A Tool for College Admissions: MEFA’s College Application Manager

Use this tool to keep track of school names, admissions deadlines, required standardized tests (if any), required financial aid applications, financial aid deadlines, and notes. Read More

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