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Neal Adam Schwartz receives CEP designation by the AICEP

Posted by Neal Schwartz on October 20, 2020

Press Release CEP Designation

Neal Schwartz is part of a growing group of educational consultants and school counselors in the nation to earn the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP).

“We are proud to have Neal receive this certification,” said Katelyn Klapper, Chair of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP). “We believe this certification sets the standard for professional college counselors not only in knowledge and experience, but in ongoing professional development.  There is no higher mark of distinction in the profession,” she noted.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, High school Activities, college admissions, supplemental essays, distance learning, college counseling, commonapp, high school senior, college freshman year, fafsa, Certified Educational Planner, CEP

FAQ: Applying for College in a Pandemic

Posted by Neal Schwartz on October 19, 2020

In the heat of application season, college applicants are not just finishing up their applications, but some are starting to question their original paths. With the uncertainty brought about by test cancellations and college budget cuts, just to name a few of the challenges, students and their families are faced with unprecedented decisions to make. The New York Times recently published an interview with college admissions expert, Jeffrey Selingo, who offers some advice on how the pandemic will shape student and parent decision-making. Here are some important questions to consider.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, High school Activities, college admissions, supplemental essays, distance learning, college counseling, commonapp, high school senior, college freshman year, fafsa

Plan ahead: FAFSA and CSS Profile to Open October 1

Posted by Neal Schwartz on September 16, 2020

This September has been an exceptional back-to-school season. Struggling with enacting new sanitary protocols, schools are slowly easing into new routines, with varying levels of success. This can be a particularly challenging time for high school seniors. And for those high school seniors that are completing their last year of high school in such conditions, the college application season is especially important. We want to make sure that seniors don’t miss a beat. For many applying to colleges this year, finances are even more of an important question than usual. That’s why it’s essential to be on top of Financial Aid applications. With only a few weeks before the 2021-2022 FAFSA and CSS Profile become accessible, we thought it would be helpful to provide families with a few quick tips on the process.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, High school Activities, college admissions, supplemental essays, distance learning, college counseling, commonapp, high school senior, college freshman year, fafsa

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