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6 Steps to Admissions Success online course

By The Staff | July 22, 2016

Do you have questions about applying to college? Taught by CIT’s Dr. Matthew Andrews, our free course helps students and parents walk through the essential steps to prepare and apply for college. The course introduces 6 steps with instructions, worksheets, and lectures that explain how to apply for admission to college. Information in this course includes hyperlinks to resources,…

6 Steps to Admissions Success eBook

By The Staff | July 22, 2016

Written by CIT’s Dr. Matthew Andrews, this eBook teaches students, parents, and mentors the essential 6 steps of college applications with strategies to improve an applicant’s chances of admission to college. The book includes instructions, worksheets, and explanations on how to apply for admission to college. Information includes hyperlinks to websites to search for colleges,…

Seminar PowerPoint – CW

By Chris Wills | December 15, 2015

Click the link below to download Chris Wills’ College Inside Track seminar PowerPoint. CIT seminar power point

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5 last chance strategies for parents of juniors

By Chris Wills | December 3, 2015

With the recent change in the FAFSA, this year’s junior class will be the first to use tax information from 2 years prior to their year of HS graduation, as opposed to the current 1 year. In other words, starting with 2017 HS grads, a family’s tax information from 2015 — or the spring of…

Seminar PowerPoint

By The Staff | September 29, 2015

Click the link below to download the College Inside Track education seminar PowerPoint. CIT seminar power point

Visiting Colleges Checklist

By The Staff | September 16, 2015

The folks at collegetrends.org have put together a nice and detailed checklist to use when visiting colleges; we suggest filling this out for each of your visits and then using it as a basis for comparison: Visiting_Colleges_Checklist

3 Key Questions to Determine When to Take Standardized Tests

By The Staff | September 16, 2015

Most families don’t realize that timing should be a consideration when taking standardized tests, and Lauren Gaggioli of HigherScoresTestPrep.com shares 3 main criteria she uses to determine whether students should take their first test in the fall or the spring.   Question #1: What level math is your student in?   If your student is…

Calculate Your Chance of Admission

By Chris Wills | September 16, 2015

Curious if you have what it takes to get admitted to certain universities? Check out the College Chanculator tool courtesy of Veritas Prep. Note that you will have to create an account to view the results and you can opt-in if you would like to have your info shared with colleges.

Tough College Visit Questions to Ask

By The Staff | September 11, 2015

Article By Making It Count and FastWeb About Academics What academic elements are considered in the admissions process, for example: courses, grades, test scores, rank, interests, institutional needs, essays, recommendations, and interviews? How important are each of these factors? Is the college/university accredited? How many students return after their freshman year? What percentage of students…

Strategies for Maximizing Aid Eligibility

By The Staff | September 11, 2015

These strategies will have the largest impact on need-based aid eligibility. By implementing these strategies, you will be able to maximize your aid eligibility and therefore have a chance of receiving more financial aid. None of these strategies are guaranteed, but they do offer the best chance. Save money in the parent’s name, not the child’s name.…

Scholarship Search Secrets

By The Staff | September 11, 2015

The Student Loan Network has delivered their Sixth Edition of Scholarship Search Secrets and it’s definitely worth a download and used as a fundamental resource. Topics include ones such as, “A Brief Overview of Financial Aid”; Basic Scholarship Tips; Avoiding Scholarship Scams; and fifteen Scholarship Search Secrets that covers a wealth of information.

Unusual Scholarships

By Jay Benanav | September 11, 2015

While definitely the most popular, unusual scholarships are oftentimes the most exclusive. Their eligibility requirements are strict, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find an unusual scholarship for which you qualify. This list of scholarships s organized according to some of the more common subcategories of unusual scholarships, such as physical characteristics, creativity, last name,…