This is Issue #14 of our Top Tweets Tuesday series where we share the top college prep tweets we’ve come across to make planning for college just a little bit easier. Whether you’re just starting high school or you’re on your 15th campus tour this year, we hope we can offer a little insight and reassurance on your college-bound journey.
The changes to the FAFSA this year are causing some confusion about financial aid deadlines. It is IMPERATIVE that students check with the colleges to find out WHAT needs to be submitted and WHEN. Read the full article, from financial aid expert, Jodi Okun…
Does Applying Early Affect Your Financial Aid? https://t.co/1Qdx301f24 by @JodiOkun pic.twitter.com/xfW1s98gsA
— Nitro (@NitroCollege) December 19, 2016
I’m asked all the time: “how do we narrow down this college list – where do we start?” Luckily, School Wise has put together a list of actionable steps for you to follow! There are many factors to consider when choosing your college – following these steps will ensure you have considered every angle.
How to Pick a College? – https://t.co/MBZIlKpwQz
— SchoolWise (@GoSchoolWise) December 19, 2016
You know we love organizing! But we couldn’t believe our luck when this article started out talking about “streamlining the process.” Thank you Education Quest for these 4 tips for how to organize the scholarship search – there’s even talk of checklists and calendars (our favorites)!
Scholarship applications are a lot easier with a little extra work upfront.https://t.co/vfV7Yop8ds#College #HighSchool #Scholarship pic.twitter.com/hfIyfdmqV6
— EducationQuest (@EducationQuest) December 19, 2016
Not all students want to use their winter break for binge watching Netflix – but we don’t judge those of you who do. Instead, if you want to gain an advantage for the upcoming year, here are some great tips for using your time wisely. Working ahead in those AP classes could give you that extra edge you need to do well on your exams in May!
Use winter break to reread key texts and read ahead in AP class. https://t.co/3USf6ZQNrP
— ACT Prep Academy (@myprepacademy) December 19, 2016
We say this all the time – start early. Preparation for college should start the summer after you graduate 8th grade! If you’re wondering what to do to prepare freshman year, check out this list of resources from IvyWise!
#Freshmen: It's never too early to start to think about #collegeprep! https://t.co/b3Bed2URKd
— IvyWise (@IvyWise) December 20, 2016
Self-discovery is a key part of the college-bound journey. In fact, it is essential for building a college list that fits your personality, goals, and budget. Jessica has put together a great list of questions to consider before making your college list.
Before building your #college list, get to know yourself first! https://t.co/s85P493kjK
— Jessica Velasco (@Admissions411) December 20, 2016
Great stuff this week! See you next Tuesday!