college application deadlines

College Application Deadlines – When Is It Due Anyway?

COVID-19 Update: The Class of 2021 needs to pay careful attention…
Diploma

State of Ohio Graduation Requirements: Demonstrating Readiness with Diploma Seals

Ohio high school graduation requirements have several facets…
Searching for a college

Sometimes searching for a college can have one "major" barrier

Searching for a college that fits your student has many criteria.…
Gap year

Help! Gap Year Programs Are Expensive

Recently, Harvard announced that 340 first year students requested…
Merit scholarship

Merit Scholarships in a Time of COVID-19

Families pay close attention to the merit aid provided by colleges--as…
Coronavirus

COVID-19: The latest news impacting our college-bound kids

These are strange times to be sure! We wanted to have a place…
Test Optonial

What does it mean to apply to college test optional?

"I keep hearing announcements that colleges are no longer requiring…
Teenagers

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Teenagers

This spring, our worlds were turned upside down. And yet, life…
Financial Health of Colleges

Financial Health of Colleges: What Parents Need to Consider

Once upon a time, picking a college was simpler. Was it a “fit?”…
College Bill

Reading and Understanding Your College Bill

At The Core is excited to be sharing a new blog post from Malea…