All, Military, Summer

Service Academy Summer Programs

Military Academy Summer Programs

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Financial Fit, Military

What Are ROTC Scholarships?

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC, often pronounced ROT-see) is a program to educate and train future US military officers at civilian colleges and universities. Students are simultaneously full-time college students and ROTC cadets or midshipmen. They take courses in military, air, or naval science alongside their other college classes. They also have regular military… Continue reading What Are ROTC Scholarships?

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All, College Admissions, Testing

Should You Take the SAT or the ACT?

Is it better to take the SAT or the ACT? Do some colleges prefer one test over the other? The ACT and SAT are two tests used by colleges to help determine if a student is ready for college level academics. They might also play a role in awarding financial aid that is based on… Continue reading Should You Take the SAT or the ACT?

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Homeschooling

How Many US Students Are Homeschooled?

Earlier this week, Gallup released their annual education satisfaction survey results, which includes a breakdown of where US K-12 students go to school. I’ve been watching for this survey, because it had interesting results in 2020 regarding where students in the US are educated. I have been waiting for this survey to post, because it… Continue reading How Many US Students Are Homeschooled?

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All, College Fit, Military

Space Force Training at the Air Force Academy

The Space Force became the newest branch of the US military in 2019, and the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) commissions about 100 cadets as Space Force officers each year. This is around 10% of each graduating class. To prepare cadets for future Space Force roles, the Air Force Academy has added more Space Force… Continue reading Space Force Training at the Air Force Academy

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Military

ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2021-22

For board dates for ROTC scholarships for the 2022-23 application cycle, please see my updated post. Students often ask when they should submit their ROTC scholarship applications.  The short answer is to submit a strong and application early enough to be competitive when there are still many scholarships available. I’ve listed most of the ROTC… Continue reading ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2021-22

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All, Testing

Accommodations for the ACT Test

Students with an IEP or 504 Plan In the past, students had to request accommodations and prove that they had a qualifying need. But in July 2021, the ACT organization announced they would accept school-issued Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 plans as sufficient evidence of eligibility. As a result, they will automatically allow the… Continue reading Accommodations for the ACT Test

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College Applications, Interviews

College Admissions Interview Prep with LinkedIn

You might think of LinkedIn as something to use years from now when you are job hunting after graduation. But the platform helps more than just job seekers. There are features that can also help you research colleges and prepare for college admissions interviews. How to Use LinkedIn to Practice College Interviews In the Jobs… Continue reading College Admissions Interview Prep with LinkedIn