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Community Service Makes a Difference in Admissions

April 16, 2018
Written by Taylor

According to a recent survey of college admissions leaders described in Forbes, 53% of admissions officials consider community service a tie-breaker in their admissions decisions.

Making Smart Credit Card and Loan Decisions for College Expenses

February 23, 2018
Written by Taylor

When we think of paying for college, our thoughts often turn to scholarships. However, many students, and their families, will also utilize loans and/or credit cards to finance their college education, so it's important to study your options in these areas.

It's Getting More Competitive, Again

February 15, 2018
Written by Taylor

Several top colleges and universities have recently revealed noteworthy leaps in the number of applications from last year (college class of 2021) to this year (college class of 2022).

Playing College Squash Without Getting Recruited

June 02, 2017
Written by Taylor

For many students who love the game of squash but don’t want to (or can’t) prioritize practice and tournaments beyond their other activities, a recruiting slot simply won’t be an option.

How to Get Recruited to College for Squash

March 17, 2017
Written by Taylor

Previously, we’ve covered the key to-do items for aspiring college athletic recruits. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the unique aspects of college squash recruiting. So if you’re a squash player—or the parent of a squash player—and you’re starting to think about the options for college play, read on!