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Jodi Anderson

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How Has Admission Criteria Changed Since the Pandemic?

Sep 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM

The answer is, it hasn't really changed much at all. Except that since the pandemic, the trend of schools making SAT and ACT test scores optional has increased.  However important to note, if you have the opportunity to take these tests and you believe your scores will help in the decision process, by all means send them along as part of your application process. After all anything that reflects on your academic achievements is worth highlighting to the schools you are interested in.

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Topics: College Planning

How will the SAT & ACT cancellations affect admissions requirements?

May 7, 2020 2:19:00 PM

Week 3 of “What Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know” is for those preparing for acceptance in 2021. 
 
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Topics: College Planning, SAT & ACT, Parents and College Planning

A Smart Scholarship Search Strategy for RI Students

Mar 5, 2020 3:52:43 PM

Didn’t get as much merit or financial aid as you were hoping for and want to decrease the out of pocket expense coming due this summer on you college tuition bill?  SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Topics: Scholarships, Money Management, Applying for Aid

Does Paying Your Loans While in School Make Sense?

Feb 20, 2020 11:03:00 AM

Sounds like a crazy theory, right? I bet your thinking “If I had the money, I wouldn’t have needed a loan!” Well, let’s break it down a bit and it may not be that crazy after all. Just paying back a little could make a big difference.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, student loans

Can Refinancing Your Student Loans Save You Money?

Jan 10, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Yes, refinancing student loans can save you money.  “Can” being the operative word.  Several factors can make refinancing great for some folks and not the best solution for others.  Refinancing student loans can accomplish different goals for different people and in some cases more than one goal can be achieved depending on the individual circumstances.  We have outlined three common goals our customers have conveyed.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing, Money Management

5 Reasons Why Your Child is Saying "NO" to College Tours

Jun 12, 2019 9:41:00 AM

Excuses, excuses. Preparing for college is a time-consuming task. Evidenced by the many online and other forms of checklists that have been published for this very purpose. I have prepared a different list. A list of excuses heard in my household that I thought might be helpful to share so you will be armed and ready for battle.

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Topics: College Planning, Parents and College Planning