January 2024

Making Caring Common Project – Parent’s Advice


Like it or not, change is the only constant in college admissions. While this ever-shifting landscape makes for exciting work as college counselors, we know that unpredictability can create stress for students, who have to manage so much already as budding adults. But let’s not forget that the actual adults – namely parents – have a lot to manage, too!

Making Caring Common Project – Parent’s Advice2024-02-04T22:54:15-05:00

Paying for College – Part 2


For those who need financial assistance in order to pay for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required, and is now available for completion. This form is used to assess your financial need, and to give you options for funding college.

Paying for College – Part 22024-01-24T13:31:01-05:00

Paying for College – Part 1


Now that high school seniors have completed, or are in the process of completing college applications, the question for many is “How will I pay for college?” For those who do not have money set aside for this purpose, or who need supplemental funds, there are several options, including scholarships, grants, work-study jobs, and loans.

Paying for College – Part 12024-01-24T13:34:09-05:00

December 2023

Admission Notifications


This time of year, high school seniors who applied to colleges by early deadlines have just received admissions notifications. We are of course thrilled for those students who have already been admitted, and we are equally excited for those who await further admissions updates. Whether you're eagerly anticipating responses or considering your next steps, we remind you that it isn’t over ‘till it’s over and that Moxie is here to guide you through the next stage of your journey.

Admission Notifications2024-01-24T13:53:35-05:00

What High School Seniors Should Do Over the Holidays – Part 2


Part 2: What To Do Over Christmas Break As Christmas break approaches, most high school students are excited to be getting a break from grueling schedules filled with classwork, homework, sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. With just one more semester of high school left, senioritis is becoming a real battle for many seniors, making it more and more difficult to concentrate. The temptation to put things off runs high this time of the year. But there is still a great deal to be done before graduation day, and many things can (and should) be accomplished over Christmas break. Here are some ideas to help you navigate the holidays efficiently, while having some fun in the process.

What High School Seniors Should Do Over the Holidays – Part 22024-01-24T16:58:22-05:00

What High School Seniors Should Do Over the Holidays – Part 1


Part 1: What to do from Thanksgiving to Christmas Although it’s hard to believe, the holiday season is already upon us. That means most of us will be busier than ever—including high school students. This is especially true for college-bound students, as there is plenty left to be done before graduation. Prioritizing tasks to complete is of utmost importance during this hectic time. Here is a list of ideas for the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks (to be followed mid-month by another blog focusing on Christmas break alone.)

What High School Seniors Should Do Over the Holidays – Part 12024-01-24T17:04:18-05:00

November 2023

What to do after applying to college?


For many high school seniors, this can be a very stressful time of year. With some of the biggest college application deadlines being in November, many students are scrambling in order to meet deadlines for multiple schools. But once that submit button is hit, you can take a deep breath. You have completed the work that needs to be done—you’ve built a good list of colleges you’d like to attend, you’ve written great essays, and you’ve completed all the pieces required thus far for each application. But there are still things you need to consider while waiting for an admission decision to be released.

What to do after applying to college?2024-01-24T17:23:02-05:00

October 2023

Private and Boarding Schools – Preparing Your Child for the Best Experience


As the leaves change and a new season approaches, so does the opportunity for parents to guide their children toward an exciting educational journey. Whether you're considering private or boarding schools, here are some essential steps to help you confidently navigate the admissions season.

Private and Boarding Schools – Preparing Your Child for the Best Experience2024-01-24T17:52:00-05:00

Weighing the Importance of College Essays


With the college admission season in full swing, high school seniors are scrambling to complete the Common App and apply to the colleges of their choice. These applications include information about grades, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities—all critical in assessing a student’s eligibility for admission. But what about the college essay? How much does it influence the application decision?

Weighing the Importance of College Essays2024-01-24T20:12:28-05:00

August 2023

Go Greek! Joining Greek Life


As the summer heats up, rising first year college students often are inundated with lots of emails, social media, and other communications from their chosen colleges. One piece of those communications is likely regarding their commitment to student involvement, as it has been proven that “college engagement not only leads to higher retention and graduation rates, but to greater worker engagement and over all well-being post-graduation”.

Go Greek! Joining Greek Life2024-01-24T20:39:05-05:00
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