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I Got Deferred or Waitlisted, Now What?

The college admissions process is overwhelming. Once you tackle applications and submissions, you begin the...

3 min 12/20/2023

Your Complete Guide to College Acceptance Letters

College Acceptance Letters: A Complete Guide Congratulations! All your college applications are in. Now comes the...

3 min 12/11/2023

Finding the Right College Match

Find Your College Match Searching for the right college match with your high schooler can be...

3 min 12/07/2023

Unleash Your Potential: What GPA Secures Your Spot? Cracking College Admissions

College admissions - it's a nuanced beast if you are a high school student or...

2 min 12/04/2023

Unlocking Early Admissions: Essential Tips for Early Action and Early Decision Success

The journey to college can be both exciting and overwhelming, and understanding the timelines for...

2 min 11/30/2023

Beyond Race: What the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision Means for College Applicants

The Supreme Court's Decision on Affirmative Action and Its Impact on College Admissions For those who...

3 min 09/01/2023

The Vital Role of the College Essay: A Key Component in the New Admissions Landscape

It's August and college application season has officially begun- whether you're ready for it or...

4 min 08/03/2023

College Aid Pro’s FREE Summer College Bootcamp for Parents and High Schoolers

Click Here to Register Do you have a high schooler, particularly one who is possibly interested...

07/13/2023

Public vs Private Colleges – Is There A Difference?

  The U.S has over 4000 colleges and universities. If you've started researching colleges in order...

4 min 07/12/2023

Complete Breakdown of College Application Deadlines

Understanding the different types of college application deadlines If your student is just beginning their college...

06/29/2023

How To Start Shopping For College

So, you’ve been talking to your kid about the future and it’s become pretty clear...

06/09/2023

How to Prepare for College: What my High Schooler Should be Doing this Summer

Ah summer. The sun is shining, you’re spending more time out and about, getting in...

05/31/2023

Tuition Reciprocity Programs – Can You Get A Better Deal Out of State?

Cost of tuition is a major factor into many families’ final decision of where to...

05/15/2023

What is A Financial Safety School? Should You Have at Least One on Your College List?

A “financial safety” school is a college that you know your family can afford. It...

04/20/2023

Are Summer Programs at Universities Worth it for High Schoolers?

Every parent wants their high schooler to have a smooth transition to college. They want...

04/18/2023

Acceptance Letters VS Financial Aid Letters

What's the Difference Between an Acceptance Letter and a Financial Aid Letter? https://youtu.be/wAZJZKREB4w Acceptance Letters An acceptance letter...

4 min 04/14/2023

Decoding Dual Enrollment and AP Classes for High Schoolers – Is There an Ideal Option for You?

Students are increasingly being given the opportunity to take advantage of advanced courses in high...

04/13/2023

Keep Your Sanity While Planning For College – Our Top 5 Tips for Success

This one’s for all you parents out there starting the college planning and application process...

3 min 03/09/2023

Senioritis – Is it Really A Big Deal?

Senioritis. Parents across the country have heard of it. High school teachers dread it. It's a...

3 min 02/28/2023

7 Simple Tips for International Students Looking at US Colleges

In the US, we take for granted the quality of many of our higher education...

5 min 02/16/2023

Create your College Budget – Understanding what YOU can Afford

https://youtu.be/9bSwtaktfDA We know no one likes to talk about budgets, but shopping for college requires understanding...

02/14/2023

College Aid Pro’s FREE College Winter Bootcamp for High Schoolers and Their Families

  Click Here to Register Do you have a high schooler, particularly one who is in the...

02/09/2023

Can You Ask A College For More Free Scholarship Money?

What happens when you receive a scholarship award – but it’s still not enough to...

3 min 01/25/2023

Demonstrated Interest and How It Affects College Admissions

Demonstrated Interest and How It Affects College Admissions In this video, we'll explore how demonstrated interest...

01/20/2023

“My College Budget” Makes Paying For College Easy For Your Student

Everyone has heard "paying for college" horror stories. Families spend a full summer (sometimes longer)...

4 min 01/17/2023

Does Appealing For More Financial Aid Affect Admissions

Are you unsure if appealing for more financial aid affects your admissions decision? Watch this...

01/09/2023

College Applications and Financial Aid for Transgender Students

A Transgender Student’s Guide to Shopping, Applying And Paying For College While more and more students...

4 min 11/01/2022

Net Price Calculators: Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

Our core belief at CAP is that students and families can make smart, fiscally sound...

4 min 10/24/2022

7 New FAFSA Changes You Need To Know

The Federal Student Aid office recently announced FAFSA changes that will go into effect for...

4 min 10/07/2022

CAP Data Update! Admissions, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

“Have you started looking at colleges yet?” I remember asking my daughter this question 3...

3 min 09/28/2022

6 Tips to Ensure You Don’t Go Broke Paying for College

6 Tips to Ensure You Don't Go Broke Paying for College Flip or scroll through the...

4 min 09/19/2022

What College Should I Go To? 12 Important Things to Consider

As we get close to May 1, National College Decision Day, deciding where to go...

4 min 09/13/2022

The Pros and Cons of Being Waitlisted From a College Funding Perspective

Every year, countless students are waitlisted at major colleges and universities across the country. When...

09/07/2022

Pros and Cons Of Test-Optional College Admissions

Pros and Cons Of Test-Optional College Admissions For years, students and parents have railed against the...

09/07/2022

All About the Money: 3 Important Financial Questions You Should be Asking When Picking a College

College is an investment. And like all other investments, you should expect to get a great...

09/07/2022

What You Need to Know About College Application Season

The fall 2023 enrollment season is here! This time brings a flurry of excitement, nerves,...

09/05/2022

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