• Scholarship Saturday - October 1, 2016 | 31 College Scholarships and Contests closing soon | JLV College Counseling Blog

    Scholarship Saturday – October 1, 2016

    This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 31 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

  • 10 FAFSA Myths Debunked | JLV College Counseling Blog

    10 FAFSA Myths Debunked

    There are myths out there about the FAFSA that stops many students from applying. However, I am put together ten common FAFSA myths and debunked them!

  • What you need to know about the FAFSA | JLV College Counseling Blog

    What you need to know about the FAFSA

    The FAFSA has some major changes for the 2017-2018 academic year. Learn what you need to know about the FAFSA.

  • College Crunch: Tricks to Fit More Credits into Your Schedule | Guest post from Brooke Chaplan | JLV College Counseling Blog

    College Crunch: Tricks to Fit More Credits into Your Schedule

    Graduating in four years is not always easy or possible. However, it is possible to graduate on time or even early if you push yourself. Brook Chaplan gives us some tips on how to fit more credits into your schedule.

  • 7 benefits of staying overnight when visiting colleges | JLV College Counseling Blog

    7 benefits of staying overnight when visiting colleges

    Visiting colleges is a must when researching colleges. However, the traditional college visit may not show you everything the college has to offer. An overnight visit has many benefits that can truly introduce you to life as a student at the college.

  • What is a college open house? Are there advantages and disadvantages to attending an open house? | JLV College Counseling Blog

    What is a college open house?

    Visiting colleges is important when researching colleges. However, should you attend an open house or schedule an individual visit? I share the advantages and disadvantages of attending a college open house.

  • 4 Interesting Subjects To Look Into During Your College Years | JLV College Counseling Blog

    4 Interesting Subjects To Look Into During Your College Years

    Choosing a college major does not come easy to everyone. Sometimes students have no idea what they want to study, while others have many interests. Kara Masterson gives us a few interesting subjects to explore.

  • November 2016 Scholarships | JLV College Counseling Blog

    November 2016 Scholarships

    Big list of November Scholarships. There are scholarships on the list for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school.

  • 13 tips for making the most of the college visit | JLV College Counseling Blog

    13 tips for making the most of the college visit

    College visits allow you to test out a college before attending. Make sure you’re doing more than just the official tour to get the most out of the college visit. I have 13 tips to help you get a real real for the college during your visit.

  • Choosing the right college admissions options for you | JLV College Counseling Blog

    Choosing the right college admissions options for you

    Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, Rolling Admission? What college admission option is best for you? I define the different options and share some things to think about before making your decision.

  • Tips for answering the "Why Us?" question | JLV College Counseling Blog

    Tips for answering the “Why Us?” question

    The “Why Us?” essay is your opportunity to show the admissions committee why you are interested in the college. Make sure the college knows how interested you are by sending in a great “Why Us” essay.

  • What not to do at college fairs | JLV College Counseling Blog

    What not to do at college fairs

    College fairs are a great way to learn about colleges. They are also a great way to make an impression on college representatives. Unfortunately, many students makes bad impressions. Here are some things not to do at college fairs.

  • September Easy Scholarships from DoSomething | JLV College Counseling Blog

    September scholarships from DoSomething

    Do you want to make a difference? DoSomething has many great campaigns to make a difference and you could win a scholarship!

  • Questions to ask at college fairs | JLV College Counseling Blog

    Questions to ask at college fairs

    College fairs are a great way to learn more about colleges. With so much information easily accessible on the college websites, here are some questions you may want to ask representatives when attending college fairs.

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Jessica has over ten years of experience in higher education and has served as an admissions officer and director. She uses her inside knowledge to help students and their families as they move through the college search and admissions process.

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Research is key when finding your best-fit school. Here are some resources for students and their families to use as they research colleges and information about the college admissions process.

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Disciplinary Question sand College Admissions | JLV College Counseling

Disciplinary questions and college admissions

Disciplinary issues in the past will be something colleges will want to know about when you are applying for admission. Here are four tips on handling disciplinary questions in college admission.

Do your college applications have any red flags? | JLV College Counseling Blog

Do your college applications have any red flags?

Red flags on your college application can can affect your chances of being admitted. Learn about possible red flags and how to address them in your college application.

How to share your activities on college applications | JLV College Counseling Blog

How to share your activities on college applications

Activities can set you apart from other applicants. However, college applications don’t give much space to explain the activities. I share 12 tips on sharing your activities on your college applications.

November 2016 Scholarships | JLV College Counseling Blog

November 2016 Scholarships

Big list of November Scholarships. There are scholarships on the list for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school.

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October 2016 Scholarships | JLV College Counseling Blog

October 2016 Scholarships

Big list of scholarships closing in October. There are scholarships on the list for students in high school, as well as students in college and graduate school.

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Scholarships with September 2016 deadlines | JLV College Counseling Blog

Scholarships with September 2016 deadlines

Big list of scholarships with September 2016 deadlines.

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