In our weekly client-only webinar we like to start things off with some easier questions. This week we were lucky enough to chat with former Yale admissions counselor, Eva Ostrum, and lobbed her a softball question to start….”How do we get into Yale”. Below is her response. To tap into more of Eva’s wisdom check out her blog evaostrum.wordpress.com
Below is a quick tidbit from our client only webinar series. Last week’s webinar was with former Boston University Admissions Counselor, Brian Ford, who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the admissions process. During the Q&A portion he sheds some light on a great question from an attendee about schools who are “need-aware” and what that means with regard to admissions.
Coming up this week we will be hosting another live Q&A webinar with Eva Ostrum, former Yale admissions officer. We look forward to picking her brain on what students can do to put themselves in the best position possible for acceptance.
What we think families should be focusing on in September. Click on the video below. Clients will receive the full version of these videos each month. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
Take a few minutes to learn what advice Lucy Altus has for college applicants and how she was able to have so much success.
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Thank you to Magda for sharing her story with the CFS community. Not all schools will conduct themselves as American University did in this situation. Having said that, we always want to shine a light on the fact that, although they are in the world of academia, colleges are very much BIG BUSINESS and are very much concerned about their own bottom line. Ensure that you are prepared accordingly.
We survey parent’s at the end of every year. In this 1 minute clip, Matt shares the biggest piece of advice from parent’s who have just gone through the college process.
If you are a family who will not be eligible to receive need-based financial aid, it is even more important to be strategic with college selection. Be sure some of your colleges also offer merit aid, as that is where you will see your discounts.
If your considering using the equity in your home to pay for college, this 2-minute video provides some insight on best practices and considerations.