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FAFSA Update

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October 1 is right around the corner. This is the day the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open up for the 2017-18 school year. In the past the opening date has been January 1, but now there are new guidelines including using the information from your 2015 taxes instead of having to file your taxes quickly to get you FAFSA filed. This program, called Prior-Prior, will open up financial assistance opportunities for many who have had difficulty making the tight timeline of previous years. [read more]

 

CommonApp’s Rollover Feature

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July is an excellent to work on college applications, the only problem is that most 2017 applications do not open until August. However last fall, CommonApp announced a new rollover feature. This feature allows the student to put in the data portion of the application now and have it roll over to the new application after August 1. Students who take advantage of this feature can start their applications now, saving valuable time at the beginning of school. If you need assistance call CollegeBound Solutions for professional assistance. [903.526.6930]  [read more]

LSU in Shreveport Accepting Applications for Fall

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LSU in Shreveport still has scholarships for first-time, full-time freshman students who qualify for one of three guaranteed scholarships. These scholarships, in addition to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), may give some students a free education!! Your complete Admissions Application is your scholarship application. The application deadline is July 1, for fall enrollment.

Essay Writing Time

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As the junior year comes to a close, rising seniors turn their attention to college applications. Although the applications for the 2017-18 college freshman have not yet opened, now is a good time to start working on some college essays. The prompts are new for this next season. The most interesting prompt is:

You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

Making College More Affordable and Accessible for All

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An unprecedented coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform will be available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school beginning in April 2016.  [read more]

Advice for Students Using CommonApp

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CommonApp now has more than 500 of the nations colleges/universities on their register.  A program that used to provide students with the opportunity to be quite creative and individualistic has fallen far short of that goal.  This year CommonApp released a new version of the application and has been plagued with problems ever since for all involved.  As different problems are exposed, the company has worked feverishly to find solutions.  The problem lies in the fact that students do not necessarily know that there is a problem.  CollegeBound strongly suggests that students check back regularly to verify that completed applications have been submitted.  A completed application includes the general application, application fee, supplement (if the college has one), and supporting documentation from recommender(s) and counselor, which includes the transcript.  The student must also remember to send their official scores from the testing agency.