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Community service is a piece of cake for CIT client Kate Spence, a 17-year-old Minnesotan and high school senior with a passion for baking

College Inside Track’s “Pick Two” Program has provided the impetus for some inspired, and inspiring, projects.  We’re particularly encouraged by the effort made by 17 year old baker-entrepreneur Kate Spence.  Read about her community service in support of front line COVID-19 caregivers and patients.   Community service is a piece of cake for Minnesotan Kate…

The College Admissions Interview, Part One: Schedule Now, and Enjoy the Process!

 Admissions interviews are more important now than ever. Don’t hold out on scheduling yours until it’s too late and the slots (and your possible admissions advantage) are gone. Here’s some of the best advice we share with our clients to help them make the most of theirs. You know the drill by now, seniors!  No…

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College Inside Track Alumni Newsletter – July 2020

  4 tips on what to do about fall – CIT”s Cozy Wittman has been working through the uncertainties of returning to college in the fall with her daughter and shares 4 tips for working through the decisions you have to make.   3 ways families can lose financial aid  – As if it isn’t…

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Insider Tips for the week of July 6, 2020

  Understanding the new Common App COVID question – The Common App has added new, optional COVID-related writing sections for students and their school counselors to allow them to share with colleges and universities how they have been affected by the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.   15 reasons to ignore college rankings…

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Understanding the Common App COVID question

The Common App has added new, optional COVID-related writing sections for students and their school counselors to allow them to share with colleges and universities how they have been affected by the pandemic. The addition of the questions is clearly designed to provide a separate space other than general essay sections for students to write…

Coronavirus College Resources For Families

The already complicated college process just became more challenging for families in the wake of COVID-19. Campus visits are cancelled, ACT test dates are postponed and more changes every day. How does a family conduct a search and choose a college in this new environment? College Inside Track is here to help and below is…

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3 ways families can lose financial aid

As if it isn’t hard enough to finance college, many families overlook the strings attached to maintain and not lose the financial aid they received freshman year. It’s easy to see how this happens. Families are grateful for any financial aid they get and simply assume it will be the same every year. But there…

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What to do about Fall – 4 tips for families with students already in college

    Kansas City in the fall is a beautiful place to hang out, the leaves change over a period of weeks, it is generally warm and it is just a cool city. It is also the city my daughter made home during the last 3 years at the Conservatory at UMKC.    Like many…

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ACT canceled – What am I supposed to do?

Your high school junior wants to apply to Flagship U, which despite the growing list of test optional colleges and universities, still requires the ACT.  She was registered for the April test, but a global pandemic rudely interrupted our lives and the ACT got canceled. Okay, you thought, we’ll just sign up for the June…

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Insider tips for the week of June 8, 2020

  College admissions advice and helpful tips to help you navigate the process:   My ACT keeps getting canceled – What am I supposed to do? – Recommendations on what to do if your ACT is canceled, how it will affect the college admissions process, and a list of test center cancellations.   3 tips…