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12 Things You Need to Know About Athletic Scholarships

sports stadium representing Things You Need to Know About Athletic ScholarshipsI’m always amazed at how little players and their families know about athletic scholarships. Given that most of them have been justifying playing their sport for the chance at a college scholarship since middle school, you would think they would be better informed. The following are 12 things you need to know if you’re looking for an athletic scholarship. + Read More

What You Need to Know About Studying Medicine and Law in Europe

The following is a guest post by Kevin Newton who specializes in helping students apply to college in Europe. 

medical student representing studying medicine and law in EurporeFor many people, the chance to get a degree in three years by studying in Europe is already a considerable savings of time and money. However, for those students interested in a career in law or medicine, a European degree can mean even greater savings. This is because, unlike in the United States, there isn’t any separate  undergraduate degree requirement. + Read More

5 Financial Mistakes that Can Limit Your Chance of Playing Your Sport at the College Level

5 financial recruiting mistakesSo far I’ve covered signs that you don’t understand the college athletic recruiting process and mistakes players and families make about their ability and what it means. Today, I’m going to cover mistakes related to finances when looking for athletic scholarships. If it’s really about using sports to help pay for college, you need to avoid the following college recruiting mistakes. + Read More

Paying for College in Europe

student looking at London bridge representing paying for college in EuropeThe following is a guest post by Kevin Newton who specializes in helping students apply to college in Europe. 

For many people, the practicality of paying for a degree in Europe is a seemingly insurmountable hurdle. After all, since it is in Europe, surely it has to be more expensive, right? It is pretty well-known that American universities charge international students considerable sums of money to study stateside, so most expect the same for American students in Europe.

The truth is actually quite different. In many cases, studying in Europe is a much cheaper option that studying in the United States. + Read More

50-50 Highlights: Best Public Universities for Low Income Students by State

Stacks of coins and graduation hat representing Best Public Universities for Low Income StudentsGiven that very few private colleges meet 100% of financial need, the cheapest option for most low-income students will be one of their state’s public universities. There will always be some low-income students that will have their full need met at private colleges, but they will be the exception. The majority will find themselves “gapped” and forced to consider private loans to make up the difference. + Read More

4 College Recruiting Mistakes to Avoid When You’re the Best Player on Your Team

Boy saying oh no about Recruiting MistakesA lot of high school players and their families believe that being the best player on their teams is their ticket to playing at the college level. The truth is that star high school athletes are likely to make some assumptions about their ability that will undermine their chances of playing in college. Here are four college recruiting mistakes based on assumptions of talent that you must avoid. + Read More

Why You Only Need to Take APs that Matter When Applying to Colleges Abroad

student sitting in front of Eiffel tower rerpresenting requirements for applying to college abroadThe following is a guest post by Kevin Newton who specializes in helping students apply to college in Europe. 

While there are a number of advantages to pursuing a degree abroad,  “because it is no extra effort to apply” is definitely not one of them.  Although there is a small list of universities, mainly those in Scotland, that do accept the Common Application, for most applicants to European universities, applying will mean an entirely different process. Luckily, it is a bit less convoluted than many applications in the United States. + Read More

5 Signs that You Don’t Understand the College Recruiting Process

College Recruiting MistakesIf you spend any time on the internet or reading books on college athletic recruiting, you’ll see lists of common mistakes made by families during the recruiting process. The interesting thing is that there isn’t a lot of variation in the mistakes mentioned, it appears that people are making the same recruiting mistakes over and over. You have to wonder since there are warnings about them everywhere.

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