Is it Worth it to Apply for Financial Aid if I Don’t Think I Will Qualify?

By Gregg Cohen

“I don’t think I’ll get anything, is it even worth it?”   I receive that question often this time of year.   Financial aid applications have been compared to a root canal so it’s not exactly something one would choose to do unless it was going to have some benefit.

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Questions Student-Athletes Should Ask During a College Visit

By Gregg Cohen

If you are a student who plays sports in high school, you may want to consider playing in college too.  Talking with a high school coach, friends, family members, college athletes and college coaches can all help you decide if college sports may be right for you.

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Fall To-Do List For Juniors

By Gregg Cohen

While the majority of the college admission world is focused on seniors right now, and understandably so, we don’t want juniors to feel that we forgot about them.  There are important items on their to-do list right now as well. Below are 5 things juniors can be doing now to get a head start on…

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When Colleges Reach Out To YOU

By Gregg Cohen

The college admission process can seem like a cat and mouse game, whereby the student is always chasing and trying to appeal to their colleges of interest.  And, it is like that to some extent; we’ve talked a lot about Demonstrating Interest in previous blogs and why it’s important (read more here). But, there are times…

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At Apply Right the Focus is on Fit

By Gregg Cohen

At Apply Right, we provide students with a list of colleges that are a good fit for each individual. But what does “a good fit” mean?  We break it down for you here.

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Extracurricular Activities: Quality vs Quantity

By Gregg Cohen

The college experts at Apply Right get asked this question a lot, “Which is better, many years of the same activity, or lots of different activities?” There isn’t a simple answer to this, so allow us to explain in this blog post.

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Advice From Inside: College Counselors’ Advice For Parents

By Gregg Cohen

From time to time, I like to tap into the wealth of college counseling and admission counseling experience of the staff at Apply Right and ask them for the “inside scoop” on a particular topic. For this month, I asked them:   “What is one thing parents can do to help their child during the…

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Unique Circumstances in the College Application Process

By Gregg Cohen

There is no such thing as two students who go through the college process in exactly the same way. Some students apply Early, and some do not.  Some students apply to local schools, while other students apply to schools on the other side of the country. However, the majority of students are going to follow a…

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Common Application Updates and Tips

By Gregg Cohen

It’s August, which means the Common Application is now online and ready for a new class of students! In this blog, we will outline the new changes to the Common App for the 2018-2019 year, let you know how to “roll over” your account if you had already started one, and some basic tips for…

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