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  • Mark Bechthold
    Mark Bechthold answered 10/8/2020

    Are there certain universities that are known for providing more swimming scholarships (for mens) than others?

    The number of scholarships that may be offered (varying by the governing organization and the division) is limited by the governing organization itself (NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA).  As that is the case, no school within the same division could offer more scholarships (in total) than this limit. &nbs... more

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  • Kate Balboni, MA
    Kate Balboni, MA answered 9/23/2020

    My child is Senior HS. We are working on the college admission process and have specific questions. How do I share all the details with you before I jump on a call with you?

    Hi Neena,


    I just saw and responded to your email.  My services are less expensive through ECN, however they do limit us on time.  If you'd prefer to just continue our discussion via email that might be more convenient.  Otherwise, we can set a call up on ECN and you can share y... more

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  • Audrey Slaughter
    Audrey Slaughter answered 6/20/2020

    Hi, my daughter is a rising junior. She wants to be a vet eventually. When is a good time to start working with a consultant to help her with college research / applications? Also we are interested in receiving help with financing. I have heard different consultants specialize

    Hi Tara,Those are many good questions! 

    1- The time to start working with a consultant is as soon as your daughter is ready. While I have some students start as early as 9th grade, to help understand their interests and how to work on activities during the school year and summer, the ideal time... more

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  • Weber State University answered 4/8/2020

    How is COVID affecting campus life for Weber State?

    As you may have guessed, we have suspended all in-person events. But that doesn't mean your path to higher education has to be put on hold! This is true for our current students and also our future students. It has been amazing to watch as we had to make so many changes in a short period of time how... more

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  • Cathy McMeekan
    Cathy McMeekan answered 4/6/2020

    Do you think coronavirus could affect college admissions in the fall?

    I do believe that the coronavirus will affect the students enrolling for the fall of 2020 as well as for those applying this fall for 2021.

    Many colleges have pushed back their decision deadlines from the universal May 1 Candidate Reply Date to June 1 (or later). I think this will mean the colleges... more

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  • Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, M.A., CEP

    We had to cancel a spring break college visit on the west coast because of corona virus. If my daughter get accepted, we don't have time to visit before she must make a decision. Is there a good way to delay the decision?

    Hi there!  Great question.  Some colleges have already decided to push the enrollment deadline (which had traditionally been May 1) to a later date, and many are now considering that change.  Colleges share your concern about forcing you and your child to make a decision without ever ... more

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  • As more colleges make standardized tests like the SAT and ACT optional, it seems that qualitative measures are becoming increasingly important in the college admissions process. How can the Pioneer program help showcase a student's potential and merit?

    Hi Brian,

    Great question! We very much agree that many university admissions officers have been looking to transition more towards evaluating students based on their qualitative merits and accomplishments rather than simply considering their quantitative scores. Pioneer offers a highly acclaimed res... more

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  • Weber State University answered 12/19/2019

    What would you recommend I see if I have 1 full day to visit Weber State in the month of March? (H.S. Junior from New Mexico)

    So glad you are planning a visit in March. To get right to it there are two websites you should definitely visit. The first is so you can schedule a time to tour campus that works best for you. The second is . This page is an awesome wa... more

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  • Rana Slosberg
    Rana Slosberg answered 12/18/2019

    I'm a junior in high school - so what should I do during my second semester to prepare for the whole college admissions thing next year?

    There are many things you can do during your second semester of your junior year, including:

    -.Determine what you are looking for in a college.

    -.Research colleges to find ones that meet the criteria you have determined.

    -.Visit the colleges, while the college is in session.

    -.Set up your Common App... more

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  • Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, M.A., CEP

    I'm a junior. Any tips on what I should be doing during my second semester to prepare for the whole college admissions thing next year?

    Hi junior!

    The most important thing you can be doing right now is keeping those grades up!  Keep in mind that your second semester of this year will be the last semester of grades that colleges will see when you apply.  So if you've had any dips, work hard now to make it an upward trend.

    T... more

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