March 2018

Musicians Aren't the Only Ones Who Should Go On Tour!

Are you a high school junior? If so, it's never too early to get a feel for what a college campus is truly like, juniors. Try to visit before college students head home for the summer so you can get a sense of what the campus is like during the academic year. Visit a college's admissions webpage to learn about information sessions, campus tours, and upcoming events designed to help you learn more about the college. You can even register for many of these events online. Read about how to get the most out of your college visits here. April vacation is the perfect time to plan your visits to campuses you may be interested in!

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Why College Fairs Are Worth Your Time

You may be wondering, “Is attending a college fair really worth the time? I have so much other stuff I need to do.” Here are four great reasons that college fairs are beneficial:

  • College fairs are a great way to learn a little bit about several different colleges in a short amount of time.
  • College fairs generally last two hours. It's not enough time to determine if they are the right school for you, but long enough to get a feel as to whether or not you want to explore the school further.
  • Admission counselors travel by territory. They want to know the students who are applying to their college from their local high schools. Shake their hand and ask a question. It's uncanny how they are able to remember students they met at college fair months down the road. But they do.
  • And lastly, you are adding to your demonstrated interest in their college. They note interactions with students whether on campus, at a college fair, or at a high school. Every interaction adds up. For more tips and some questions to ask a college admissions counselor at a college fair, click here. For a list of upcoming college fairs, click here.

Make sure to attend our 19th Annual Destination College Saturday 12:30 p.m.‑2:00 p.m. April 7th at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). For a list of participating colleges, click here.


The BBB Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes students who personify ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Five exemplary students will be awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship to be used toward their full-time attendance at a college or university!

Eligible applicants must be a direct relative of an owner or employee of a NH Accredited Business. Applicants must plan to further their education in the fall of 2018 or currently be enrolled in postsecondary school. Visit for the details! Applications due May 18, 2018.


Stay Focused, Seniors!

Seniors, even if you have already been accepted to college and have sent in your deposit; remember to put 100% effort into finishing senior year in good academic standing. University of New Hampshire's policy states: “All offers of admission are considered conditional and are subject to the verification of satisfactory senior year achievement when final high school transcripts are reviewed by the Admission Committee.”

Purdue University states that: “Final high school transcripts must confirm the student has earned his/her high school diploma. If a final transcript reflects a significant downward trend in grades, Purdue reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission. Purdue also reserves the right to contact any institution that has issued a student transcript to validate the document's authenticity.”

So finish this year strong, seniors ‑ you got this!


Support Services for College Students

Do you currently have a 504 or an IEP? Do you have questions about what services will be available to you in college? A college is obligated to provide students in need with appropriate accommodations so that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed, and a college's Disabilities Services office can help you understand how the services will differ from high school to college. Learn more by viewing information about Disabilities Services at various colleges, including the University of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University, and Merrimack College.


“I Am College Bound” Promo of the Month

Enter the “I Am College Bound” promo contest to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card if you answer our quiz question about college admissions or financial aid correctly!

The “I Am College Bound” campaign provides New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning (CCP) team especially encourages low‑income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school.


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