Category Archives: Post-secondary Planning

The Value of Course Planning

Why do I have to do this now? I am only in ninth grade. How am I supposed to know I want to do? Faith, our career and education advice columnist, received this question the other day.  It’s a common concern. After all, the world is changing quickly – what’s the point of making plans?…

XAP at NACAC: How We Can Help with College Application Challenges

“May you live interesting times.” You’ve probably heard that expression before – it’s often credited as being a Chinese curse. However, researchers haven’t been able to find any evidence to support this, and, like many often-quoted expressions, there is some debate on the Internet about its origins. One thing is certain: “interesting times” can be…

On Your Mark…Get Set… FAFSA Changes On Deck

Every January, many students start the new year by vowing to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly called the FAFSA). To keep those students on task, educators often launch campaigns reminding students not to procrastinate on filling out the FAFSA forms. But this year, students can start even earlier – and smart…