The Test Optional Path in the 2022/23 Application Cycle: Q and A with CIT  College Testing Policies Expert Tiffany Kolb

CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb discusses what families need to know now about the test optional path in college admissions: Important takeaways from the most recent application cycle, possibilities of test optional applications at highly selective colleges, and the process of determining whether or not to submit scores Q:  Tiffany, in general terms, what’s new on…

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Jay Benanav Q and A: Financial Aid Issues for 2023 HS Graduates

College Inside Track founder and nationally recognized college admissions financial aid expert Jay Benanav discusses some of the most salient college financial aid issues relative to the 2022-2023 application cycle   Q: Jay, what is new and reportable in the 2022 landscape of financial aid?  What have we learned in the last application cycle?  Even…

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Video response: “Can We Juggle Assets to Make Ourselves Need-based?”

In this three minute video, CIT Education and Partnerships lead Cozy Wittman answers the perennial questions asked by high-EFC parents in search of college dollars: “Can we juggle assets to make ourselves need-based? What can we do to make ourselves needier on the FAFSA and CSS Profile?”      Learn the single strongest factor determining whether or…

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Navigating the college process in the new COVID-19 world slides

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? Our team at College Inside Track is actively monitoring these…

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Insider tips for the week of Oct. 22, 2018

5 things parents need to know about prepping for the SAT or ACT – Grown and Flown has a helpful article covering both what you should know about standardized tests and how to find the best test prep for your child.   Don’t miss – Deadlines for merit aid may be earlier! – Many families…

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6 Steps to Admissions Success online course

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,…

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6 Steps to Admissions Success eBook

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,…

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3 Key Questions to Determine When to Take Standardized Tests

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…

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