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Sending a child to college and have a problem with your college financial planning? Here is a solution for you. Let us first of all define what financial planning is..

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Understanding College Rolling Admissions Policies

By John McDonald

Traditionally, most colleges have had specific deadline dates for admissions applications. Recently though, many schools have begun to accept applications on an open or rolling basis, and this can be confusing for students who are used to more concrete requirements.

the-college-prosBasically, a college utilizing rolling admissions will continue to accept applications for enrollment until space fills up in the class. The advantage is that they can continue to accept students later in to the year, but this doesn’t mean that you should still wait until the last minute to get your paperwork turned in.

While students can get accepted right up until registration for classes begins, there are still usually advantages to applying earlier. Many colleges provide institutional aid in the form of scholarships and grants, and these financial aid opportunities usually have a deadline date that comes long before the final day applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Federal financial aid is also distributed by the college or university, and those funds are typically exhausted in early spring.

If you know which college you would like to attend, it is a good idea to apply as early as possible – regardless of the stated deadlines or the possibility that your admission form will be considered later in the year. Of course, if your plans change at the last minute or you weren’t able to get accepted to a first choice school, you can still take advantage of rolling
admissions to get enrolled in another degree program.

About the author:
John is a writer and web publisher helping students find the right degree and money to pay for college. Education is more important than ever when it comes to employment and income, so consider a new degree today!

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These one week programs provide tours and information sessions on 13 unique California college campuses each. In addition, presentations about the college process are designed to meet the needs of high school, independent and college-access-program counselors. Due to space availability, these programs are limited to 40 registrants each.

2009 WACAC Northern and Southern California 
Counselors’ Programs and College Tours

2009 Northern California Summer Counselor College Tour
Sunday, August 2nd – Friday, August 7th

Hosted by Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California
– Visit 14 colleges & universities throughout Northern California 
– Case Studies led by college admission professionals 
– Two additional professional development sessions 

Confirmed colleges and universities include: 

California Maritime Academy
Dominican University of California
Holy Names University
Mills College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California at Davis
University of the Pacific
University of San Francisco 

Registration cost includes accommodation on campus for five nights, shuttle to and from Oakland Airport (see below), bus transportation to 13 different colleges and universities, Welcome Reception, all meals between Sunday and Friday with the exception of dinner on Tuesday (free time in San Francisco), refreshments during the week, professional development sessions and materials.

Airport shuttle pick up will be provided only at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 at Oakland Airport. Return shuttle will depart from Saint Mary’s College of California campus at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7. Guests will be responsible for their own shuttle cost and arrangements if they choose a different airport location and time.

$600 – Members; $645 – Non-members

To register, please CLICK HERE

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