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The New ACT Changes (and what they mean for you)

As if getting into college, paying for college, photoshopping yourself to get into college, etc. weren’t already confusing enough, the good folks at the ACT recently announced that they were mixing things up a bit. The jury is still out as to WHY and WHAT this means for us parents with kids about to sit…

Early Decision: BAD Decision?

It’s almost October, so if’s unusual for a day to go by without discussing ED. I know some of my readers will go right into the gutter from that statement, so let me clarify that ED stands for “Early Decision.” And NOTHING else. (See other parts of the internet or your spam folder for alternative…

How to Find Your College Financial Aid Deadlines

College advisor Andy Lockwood takes you on a quest to determine when to file your financial aid forms. I’m not going to lie, this is possibly the most exciting financial aid deadline video on the internet. Walk, don’t run! I smell “Oscar!” See our website (www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com) for more info and stupid financial aid jokes…and to…

Hidden, Sneaky Supplemental Essays on the Common Application

You’d think that it would be easy to figure out which colleges require supplemental essays. And you’d be wrong. 🙂 Watch this short non Oscar-quality vid on the sneaky places on the Common App you might find extra writing requirements.

The dumbest way to apply to college

Were you a fly on the wall in my office, you might notice a pattern when I meet with prospective clients.  These sessions usually follow a certain format, more or less. Family sits down, kid looks nervous, perhaps a little awkward and somewhat unsure why his parents dragged him in. Small talk ensues, e.g. “I’ve been…