The Varsity Letter - April 2015
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April 2015

National Candidate Reply Date
Seniors, it's time to make your decision about where you will be heading off to college in the fall! College admission offices are members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and as an organization, they agree to "permit first-year candidates for fall admission to choose among offers of admission and institutionally-affiliated financial aid and scholarships until May 1 and state this deadline explicitly in their offers of admission."

In other words, by Friday, May 1, you must notify the Admissions office at the one school you plan to attend that you will be attending by submitting your deposit. Read all the documentation your Admissions office has sent, and pay close attention to their policy on whether deposits are refundable or non-refundable.

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Paying for College
Our 60-minute funding options appointments help high school seniors and their families explore how to pay for college beyond campus-based and federal financial aid. Our college counselors will explain how students and families may want to consider paying for college, including information on the Federal Parent PLUS loan and private loan options. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-525-2577 x119 today!
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Scholarship Central
"Enter to Win" scholarships provide students with an opportunity for scholarship funding that isn't based on SATs, GPA or class rank. Check out the scholarship drawing from EDvestinU, a NH nonprofit student loan lender which supports the work of the Center for College Planning department. Three (3) $1,000 winners are selected each month, and one of the winners could be you! For more scholarship opportunities, visit and
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College Resume Basics
Juniors, before you start the college application process this fall, take a few minutes to start work on your college resume. Your resume, or personal profile, is a great way to introduce yourself to the college admissions counselor reading your application.
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Check Out a College Fair!
Juniors, college fairs are a great way to learn about new colleges and network with college admissions representatives. The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) is hosting a college fair at Franklin Pierce University Friday, May 29! Click here for a list of other NEACAC college fairs here or click below to learn the importance of attending college fairs.
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Upcoming College Planning Presentations
View our calendar here to see if we are presenting this spring at your high school. If you can't see us at your, or a nearby, high school, check out our free library workshop programs and webinars by clicking below.
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