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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…

The “Overcoming an Obstacle” Essay: Really?

Essay Insider Webinar College essays are partially about what you write, but they’re also about what NOT to write. Take the “overcoming an obstacle” essay as an example.  This topic can prompt (pun intended) a writer to go in a number of directions, including: -The time I was cut from soccer, but hired Burgess Meredith…

How to Stand Out From 10,000 Competitor-Applicants

When you submit a college college application, you’re doing much more than applying. You’re answering one big, gi-normous question. A question that’t not even ON the Common Application. However, if you fail to answer this question, you can pretty much kiss off your chances of admission to the college you’ve been dreaming about. That question: Tell…