Friday, April 4, 2014

UBP '14

The Annual Ultimate Blog Party is here!

Frog Fountains at Texas Christian University (TCU)
Welcome to In and Around the Quad, an ongoing discussion created by Thomas J. Jaworski, founder and lead consultant of Quest College Consulting. In this blog, I will help guide families through the college admissions process. Did you know:

  • For the 2012-13 academic year, 151 colleges charged annual tuition, fees, room and board totaling more than $50,000, according to College Board? 
  • There are over 500 Common Application members in 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Switzerland?
  • As of January 1st, you can begin and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having finished your 2013 Federal Income Taxes?
  • Even though many colleges and universities are changing to Score Choice, SuperScore and/or becoming test optional, your ACT/SAT score should align closer with the median 75% than the median 25% when comparing your admission prospects for a particular school?  

Would you like to learn more about the college process or understand the above statements? Come back weekly as I will post advice, strategy, tips, news and notes from around the college world.

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  1. UBP14 participant played with all your social media icons and liked, followed, joined and posted all that was available to me. Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful advice on college admissions. I failed to join college of years ago. Because my lack of knowledge how to go to college and what steps do I take to get free assistance in the beginning steps. I have no interest at this age to further my education. But, I see how important it is to get the news out to our youth.

  2. Thanks for the reply. College admissions is a crazy world these days and perhaps with a little bit of assistance, it is easily survivable!