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College Planning GoalsGlobal College Advisers

The best time for starting the college application process is way before your senior year. In fact, the sooner you start with researching colleges, thinking about what extracurricular activities you enjoy, and exploring majors that might interest you, the better for you. You will have a head start once the pressures of writing essays and the actual college application process kick in senior year...

National Recognition Program PSAT

Did you take the PSAT in January 2021? You might still qualify for the National Recognition Program by CollegeBoard. Application deadline is Dec. 31, 2021

University of California or California State University

Countdown to meet the UC and CSU college application deadline of Nov 30th! California has two fabulous State University systems: the University of California and the California State University. Both have application deadlines of November 30th. Since the UC as well as the CSU university system is highly regarded, many students from California and beyond are in a hurry to meet the universities’ application deadlines. What's the difference between the UC and the CSU? Read on to find out...

FAFSA Free Application For Student Aid

FAFSA opens its filing season for the 2022-23 school year on October 1st! The US Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. These can be grants, work-study, and also low cost student loans. However, many colleges use the FAFSA also to assess non-federal student aid, like institutional grants and sometimes also merit aid. Here are 5 things you need to know about the FAFSA.