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Insider Tips for the week of July 13, 2024

College is not a costume party – Heading into application season, we liked this advice from MIT admissions about doing what’s right for you, and not the college. Mastering the brutal college planning process – College Inside Track was recently featured in Barron’s magazine! Check out the article and related podcast on Mastering the Brutal College Planning Process. College list…

Insider Tips for the week of June 8, 2024

Explaining the SAI – One of the biggest mistakes we see families make in the college process is that they assume the number the FAFSA (or FAFSA projectors) provides them as their “student aid index” is what they will pay for college. Unfortunately that is not the case! Here are 5 important things to know about the student…

Insider Tips for the week of May 2, 2024

Why student engagement matters – College is much more than your classes and major, and CIT’s Heather McCowen explains the importance of student engagement and how to make the most of the college experience. An important read to discuss with your child. The importance of the HS activities list for health science majors – CIT’s Kim Koffi explains…

Insider Tips for the week of April 6, 2024

Additional college expenses you should plan for – Most families are prepared for the basics of tuition, room, board, books and “fees”. In fact, this basic list is what college websites use to publish their Cost of Attendance. But there are other expenses you need to know about and plan for. Pre-health undergrad options for students – Many incoming college students…

Insider Tips for the week of March 16, 2024

Expert tips on getting the most scholarships – Suzy Fallon from College Inside Track shares the secret sauce for how families can maximize scholarship dollars. Key takeaway: Each college has its own financial aid philosophy and you want to find those that match with your student’s profile. Take a few minutes to read this valuable…

Insider Tips for the week of February 3, 2024

Insider tips for building the college list (part two) – The College Inside Track Consulting Team  for effectively building a strong college application list. FAFSA mistake fixed but data further delayed – The huge mistake on the new, redesigned FAFSA will be fixed, but colleges won’t receive any student FAFSA information until sometime in March, further delaying a process that…

List Building Toward Three Career Paths: Physical/Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training, written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb

Written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Becoming a doctor is not your only option! Explore careers in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training.  A torn ACL, repaired by surgery and followed up with months of physical therapy, is not an ideal experience for a high school athlete. However, an experience like this can increase…

Undergraduate Pre-Health Tracks with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For incoming undergraduates, pre-health remains a very popular choice. According to data from the College Board, over 10% of students indicated that they planned to focus on “pre-medicine” requirements during their undergraduate studies. And that’s a very good thing because, with an aging population, we need and will continue to need more healthcare providers. Steady…

10 Questions for a BSN Candidate with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For those considering a career in nursing, there’s no better way to learn than first-hand from an up-and-coming nurse. Several years ago, I never would have guessed that my daughter would go into nursing. Now, with just a couple months left in her training, she’s both excited and passionate about her career. See what Isabelle…

4 Pathways To Becoming A Nurse With CIT Consultant Anne Weber and BSN Candidate Isabelle Weber

Even before the COVID pandemic upended our hospitals, nurses have been in high demand. The Department of Labor predicts nursing will be the highest employment growth market for the next decade, with demand for registered nurses growing by 13% and demand for nurse practitioners by more than 40%. Globally, we will face a 13 million…