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College Application Deadlines: Missed Opportunity Turns Golden

College Application Deadlines: Missed Opportunity Turns Golden

Early Action. Early Decision. Regular Decision. Three phrases very familiar to high school seniors that all share at least one thing in common: deadlines. All three are types of deadlines for when applications for college admission are due. From mid-November through mid-January, the deadlines are here and gone in the blink of an eye, with…Continue Reading

Pathways To Career Opportunity For Students

Pathways To Career Opportunity For Students

Pathways To Career Opportunity Lead Through Community College “There’s no way to get into college..” “There’s no jobs out there..” ..Those are recent refrains voiced by many high school graduates and their parents/caregivers from before the height of the last recession through today. And while up to 15% of high school graduates are not going…Continue Reading

Essential Info About FAFSA Changes For Students

Essential Info About FAFSA Changes For Students

Starting in the previous school year (2015), the US Department of Education initiated the rollout of a few significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is often the first financial resource counselor suggest parents turn to for help in covering the costs of higher education for their children. These changes…Continue Reading

Community College Helps Students Deal With Rejection

Community College Helps Students Deal With Rejection

                          Summer break. More than any other time of year, the end of Spring semester/quarter is a season full of heightened emotions and mixed feelings. Term papers, finals, and for many high school seniors: it’s been an anxious season full of college rejection…Continue Reading

Summer Academic Sessions Accelerate Opportunity

Summer Academic Sessions Accelerate Opportunity

In mid-April, many students begin the countdown to Summer break, with often only six weeks of classes left if they’re already in college, or less than two months left in the high school year. The big push for term papers, the crush of catch up homework, and the promise of a nice long Summer breather…Continue Reading

Get A Handle On Housing

Get A Handle On Housing

LOOKING FOR THE COLLEGE PATHWAY RESOURCE GUIDE? IT’S OVER HERE.   LOOKING FOR THE COLLEGE PATHWAY RESOURCE GUIDE? IT’S OVER HERE. The decisions around accommodations for living are among the most critical and the most difficult facing new college students, regardless of the ease with which information on all the options and alternatives can be…Continue Reading

Thinking Without Tunnel Vision: When Students Need An Alternative

Thinking Without Tunnel Vision: When Students Need An Alternative

She looks likes she’s been there hours before zero period, but that’s probably because stress is keeping her up at night, makes her look perennially awake, anxious and expectant. You’re no sleepwalking slouch and usually get in pretty early yourself, so being greeted like this means one thing: somebody’s let the clock run out, and…Continue Reading

From a California Community College to a Four-Year University – Making the Transition

From a California Community College to a Four-Year University – Making the Transition

One of the most common reasons students choose to attend one of the 112 California community colleges is to earn an associates degree that will enable them to transfer to a four year institution for a bachelors.  In fact, making the transition from one of the California community colleges to a four year university is much easier than starting…Continue Reading