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NEWSLETTER – Edition 63

BECAUSE OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ATTAINABLE. ⭐ First in your family to go to college?  ⭐ Majoring in aviation?  ⭐ US Government fanatic? ⭐ Like to debate? ⭐ Want to study abroad? ⭐ Made a difference in your community? There are thousands of scholarships available nationwide. And hundreds of thousands of dollars go unclaimed each year.  … Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 63

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 62

BECAUSE FINDING MONEY AT YOUR CHOSEN COLLEGE CAN BE TRICKY. Common questions about college finances: 🔶 Aren’t some scholarships automatically awarded? 🔶 But wait - are there other scholarships that require a separate application? 🔶 Can I qualify for both merit-based and need-based aid?  🔶 Are scholarships stackable?  🔶 How are outside scholarships applied to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 62

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 61

BECAUSE APPLYING TO COLLEGE IS AN EXHAUSTING PROCESS. There are so many things to do - Résumé. Lists of Honors and Activities.  Personal Essays. Supplemental Essays. Letters of Recommendation. There are so many things to contemplate - College list. Early Action vs. Early Decision vs. Regular Decision. Test-Optional. FAFSA. CSS Profile.  And always - Deadlines. Deadlines. Deadlines. Every… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 61

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 60

BECAUSE CREATING A COLLEGE LIST REQUIRES SOME BASIC INFO. The search begins with a draft of dream colleges. Narrowing those dreams to a manageable list requires some basic information:  🔹 Location🔹 Distance from Home 🔹 Size 🔹 Cost🔹 Degree programs Then, there are other aspects to consider:🔹 Leadership Opportunities🔹 Clubs🔹 Greek Life🔹 Religious Opportunities🔹 Study Abroad🔹 Research… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 60

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 59

BECAUSE BUILDING A HIGH SCHOOL RESUME IS A FIRST BIG STEP. Academics. Honors. Activities. Community Service. Standardized tests. Work Experience. How much of each? How many of each? If you have more of one, is it okay to have less of another?  Building a high school resume is a big part of what we do at Scout College Consulting.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 59

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 58

BECAUSE THINGS ARE CHANGING EVERY DAY. It’s difficult to keep up with everything from test-optional to admissions requirements to conventional wisdom. Plus, COVID-19 continues to impact college visits, mask requirements, and academic expectations.  Navigating the college admissions process may seem like a daunting task, but information is the key. And information is what I provide.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 58

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

BECAUSE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS CAN’T DO IT ALL. 🔹 On average, there is one high school college counselor for every 476 students.  🔹 On average, the total time spent on college counseling with each high school student is 38 minutes. 🔹 Six out of ten students receive no college counseling in their schools.  🔹 And as I… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

Scout-ing Report

Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS

COMMON APP RELEASES 2022-2023 ESSAY PROMPTS Realizing that many conversations about college begin in January of junior year, Common App has released the personal essay prompts earlier than usual. College applicants will be asked to address one of the prompts below, in 650 words or less: 1 - Some students have a background, identity, interest,… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS

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Scout-ing Report: SAT BUZZ

WHAT'S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT THE SAT? Test-optional policies continue to be the trend in college admissions but in reality, standardized test scores are still used in the process. In many cases, your ACT/SAT score may be used to influence merit aid and class placement. This week, College Board announced changes to the SAT in… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: SAT BUZZ

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 56

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF COLLEGES. Depending on how you count, there are more than 40 colleges in Oklahoma. If you extend the search to all of America, you’re now looking at more than 4000.  Realistically, no one ever considers all 4000+ options as he/she searches for the ideal college experience. But certainly, deciding which… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 56