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Introducing College Connections

We are pleased to bring you College Connections, an online communications series dedicated to the college discovery and discernment process. The purpose is to provide the entire Rambler community with relevant topics, tips and timelines, along with diverse insights and voices to help guide you through the journey and hopefully ease some of the anxiety inherent in the college search and admissions process. We always welcome reader feedback. You can share comments with your college counseling team at collegeconnections@loy.org.

In The News

There is a lot of information out there about colleges and the college admissions process, the below articles are some of the more helpful articles we have found.

List of 5 news stories.

  • A "Fit" Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity

    College Success

    Based on the Challenge Success survey data of more than 100,000 high school students across the country, we know that the college admissions process can often be a top source of stress and anxiety for students. While many schools,counselors, and parents encourage students to focus on finding the “right fit” college, this advice can be difficult to follow without a better understanding of what “fit” means and what matters most — both for learning and engagement in college — and for life outcomes beyond college.

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  • Should You Participate in the National Student Leadership Conference?


    Have you heard of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)? Maybe you’ve heard that participating in NSLC is a great way to impress colleges, and you’re wondering if that’s true. Spoiler: If you're considering NSLC because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to learn why.

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  • How to Fill in FAFSA and CSS Profile: 14 Tips for the Most Financial Aid


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile are the most common financial aid forms and the 2019-2020 application for both became available on October 1. At least one application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered for financial aid. Parents should complete at least one of these forms regardless of whether their child will be a freshman or returning student. The process won’t get any easier the longer you delay, so take care of this annual task now.

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  • How I Know You Wrote Your Kid's College Essay

    New York Times

    The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of College

    New York Times Opinion

    They're privileged, pivotal years. Navigate them with as much care as you did the path that got you there.

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