Jessica Velasco

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Scholarship Friday: 10 Scholarship Boards to Follow on Pinterest

Pinterest is an excellent place to find scholarships. If you follow these boards, you could unearth some scholarships, get scholarship tips, and …

Taking the PSAT and Qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program

Source: Flickr user symic<p>Every October, over 1.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT. In addition to being the Preliminary SAT, it is also the …

Scholarships with July 2015 deadlines

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help …

#CampusChat Recap 5/27: College Fit with Jessica Velasco

Thanks to Jessica Velasco of JVConsulting for a great chat last night on college fit. Here’s the recap:

Differences between the SAT and ACT

Are you trying to determine what college test you should take? Not sure if the SAT or ACT is better for you? Well, my friends over at College Raptor …

Finding the Right Size College: Small, Medium or Large Campus?

Source: Flickr user doopokko<p>Whenever students are asked about their college preferences, one of the things students consider is the size of the …

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit

Stanford University by Don McCullough<p>Most college counselors will strongly recommend that you visit the colleges you are considering. They are right. …

Should I Take AP Classes? How to Decide if Advanced Placement Courses Are Right for You

Source: Flickr user agpscs<p>If college is a possibility for you, you should consider taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses if your high school offers …

How To: Build Your College List

Source: Flickr user quinnanya<p>Starting to build your college list can be confusing. Some students start by putting down the names of colleges they …

Scholarship Saturday – May 30, 2015

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Some are large scholarships that are well publicized, while others are lesser known. My goal is to …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>22<p>Fri<p>Back to Black: Tribute to Amy Winehouserevival of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning album BACK TO BLACK feat. REMEMBER JONES with a …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

When getting deferred from college is a gift

This is the sixth post in a continuing series about a high school senior attempting to navigate through the college admissions process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. …

How to Demonstrate Interest in a College

Believe it or not colleges want to know you are interested in attending. This interest will have an effect on their offers of admission. If they give …

How to Search for Scholarships on University Websites

Which websites do you use to search for college scholarships? Many students use sites like Fastweb.com, www.studentscholarships.org, …

For parents, now begins the anxious waiting game for college financial aid

For the many high-school seniors who already have submitted their college admissions applications, the season of waiting for an acceptance letter has begun. For their parents, there’s a different anxiety-ridden waiting game: For the financial-aid offers that will spell out just how much this is all …

How to Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

“Dear Pre-collegiette,<p>Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…”<p>Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re <i>in</i>. Now that you’ve …

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

Sit in on any college information session and you will invariably hear the admissions representative say they are looking for students with passion. …

Paying For College: 7 Myths And Mistakes Costing Families Thousands

<b>Myth: Good Grades = College Aid</b><br>Academic merit aid is a grant offered by some colleges to students based on a student’s grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT score. Ivy League and other elite colleges like Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt do not offer academic merit aid to students, but they …

What To Do If You Regret Applying Early Decision

Applying early decision to your dream school may have felt like a good decision back in November, but now you’re feeling the pressure roll in. Early decision is a binding process in which you apply to a school that you know you want to attend come fall. If the school accepts you, you’re obligated …

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.<p>Don't get me wrong - getting into …

College Admissions Racket: They're Not Going to Let You In Anyway

After losing interest in attending the University of Chicago, high school senior Sarah Schmoller didn’t bother to apply before the Jan. 1 deadline. …