Cyndy’s Blog

Seismic Shifting Sands: For Parents and Students

2016 will see the launch of a new college application landscape. The college application process is experiencing seismic waves that will be felt for decades, with changes to the Common Application, the introduction of the Coalition College Application...
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Seismic Shifting Sands: 2016 College Admissions

Recently we hosted the largest webinar in the history of GuidedPath.  Almost 500 people signed up for this webinar.  Obviously, this is a hot topic in college admissions right now.  We have posted the slides and the recording for the webinar. This...
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Now What? Making the Final Decision

All college admissions decisions are in. Your students have an inbox full of offers from colleges. How do you help students/parents which offer is best? What questions should you (and students/parents) be asking? How do you assists your student in shifting...
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Financial Aid Reform: Beyond Prior-Prior

In fall 2016, we will see one of the most radical changes made to the financial aid process in 50 years: the move from prior year’s income to using two year’s prior income. This change will impact millions of students, but does it go far enough?...
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Student-Parents Version Now Available! The New ACT- What’s the Hype All About?

Changes implemented in the September 2015 ACT test spotlight the career focus of the ACT. Lisa Zimmer Hatch,  author of ACT for Dummies and other books, delved into the updated ACT: the revision of the essay, the new English Language Arts (ELA) and...
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New Net Price Estimates Help Drive College Planning to New Heights

Part 1 (of 3) Education beyond high school is a given for the millennial generation.  Yet, the cost of that education can be staggering.  For the average family, the cost of sending children to college has over shot the cost of buying a home.   College...
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