Completing the FAFSA

Of all the parts of the college admission process, completing the financial aid portion was and still is my least favorite part of the admission process. While the FAFSA and CSS profile sound daunting with all of the terminology it uses and personal financial...

2016 Year of Big Dreams

I’m not normally one to make New Year Resolutions for the same reason I’m not planning out who I want to marry and what can of a house I want ten years after graduation: Life happens. Whenever I made a foolproof plan of what I wanted to do as a kid it never panned out...

Think Before You Apply

It was at this exact moment during my senior year when I began to hate the college application process. Once you’ve narrowed down the list of schools you want to apply to and start going through their writing supplements, financial aid forms if you’re doing early...

Diving into the Semester

Though it’s only been three weeks since classes began, this year is drastically different than when I was a freshman trying to make a name for myself. I dropped nearly every single extracurricular activity I joined to focus on the one I enjoyed and became a resident...

Incoming Student Crisis

As students near the last leg of the high school race, a sense of anxiety kicks in about whether you’re truly prepared for the college you plan on attending. First generation students and especially those going to elite or ivy league universities question their...