Posts by CelticCollegeConsultants

Is Your Senior Thinking About College?

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog |

Is Your Senior Thinking About College?Senior year is an important time in a teenager’s life. It is the last year of high school and college is just around the corner. For many teens, this is a time when they start to think about adulthood and what they wish to be when they ‘grow up’. Is your senior thinking about college? Have you talked to them about where they might like to apply or what they wish to study? As parents, it is important to discuss such issues with your child and determine a path in which to begin their college career once high school comes to an end. Consider CollegesStart the conversation with your teen about where they are interested in attending college. Visit the campus of local universities or colleges to help your child get to know the process of going to school after high school. Talk about the degree interests of your child and what they might wish to study. This will help when considering schools as you might find universities nearby that offer specialized degree programs based on the course of study your child is interested in. Look at the admissions timetable of colleges where your child is interested so that you do not miss any application deadlines for scholarships or entry. This is also a good time to consider funding. Take a look at the cost based on the college of choice to determine how you will pay for schooling, be it federal aid, loan, scholarship, etc. Prep ServicesIt can also be beneficial to seek professional assistance with college prep for your senior. If this is the first child you are sending off to college, you most likely have no idea what to do or where to start. Working with such services as provided by Celtic College Consultants of California will help you get on the right path to preparing your senior for a college...

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ZeeMee – a Visual Way to Present Yourself to Admissions

By on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog |

ZeeMee is a new way for students to showcase themselves for admissions.  A growing number of colleges are including the option of connecting a profile to your application. Students include information about themselves (their “elevator pitch” or 60 second highlight summary, 3-5 of their activities with pictures, videos, or documents, a professional photo, and their story.  They can also create a 30-90 second “Meet Me” video. Last year was the first year that some admissions departments included ZeeMee as an option.  The feedback they gave is that they appreciated the opportunity to get to know the personality of the applicants better.  This year, over 200 colleges will be including this option.  While admissions teams are sorting out how to best include reviewing ZeeMee in their application review process, the initial expectation is that they will take between one and three minutes to view a profile. Some tips for students.  Keep your profile positive and professional.  Be yourself, especially in your video.  Admissions are adept at noticing when a student is not being him or herself so don’t try to be someone you are not.  Minor mistakes in your video are OK.  A perfect video would be suspect, unless your resume includes lots of experience and expertise in video creation.  Including a quick testimonial in your video is ok. There are sample videos on ZeeMee; these will give you an idea. You can start creating your profile any time after you turn 13. Then use it as a place to document and memorialize your accomplishments throughout high school, including accomplishments at school, work, athletics, competitions, and your life in general.  As always, be careful to not use buzzwords or abbreviations.  You may know what the KofC picnic is, but admissions won’t. I have mixed feelings about this.  For those capable of pulling together a decent video, I think it’s a great option.  For those who are not, I think it would be best to skip this.  However, it IS an opportunity for a student with a special ability which is not directly related to their major area of interest, to showcase that. For example, a student who hopes to play for the marching band but not major in music.  Or for an athlete who loves their sport but isn’t looking to be recruited.  Or for students who do atypical things –...

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Preparing for College

By on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog |

Preparing for CollegeCollege is often considered a milestone by many people – and that’s why it’s important not only for students to prepare but for their families as well. There are a lot of factors involved in going to college: figuring out how one is going to pay fees, finding accommodation (if the college doesn’t necessarily provide on-campus accommodation to all students) and of course, going through the mental steps of preparing for one of the biggest changes in life. College Prep ServicesCollege prep services are designed to help both students and their families consider the road ahead and prepare for it, whether it be financial, practically or on an emotional level. Some of this may involve financial advice, but counseling is also a part of the package depending on what you’re looking for. Some points can involve: Taking a look at the admissions timetable of colleges so that everything is in order and no deadlines are missed. ACT/SAT registration (if that hasn’t been done already). Academic resume consultation: this can be a particularly long process depending on what the prospective student has done, so it is a good idea to have an organized professional take a look through everything and see what the best points are that will stand out. College Fund PlanningCollege fund planning is to ensure that finances are managed in a smart way to ensure that all fees are paid on time and unnecessary debts aren’t gathered. This is particularly important for low-income families who can highly benefit from strategic income and asset planning. It will help students see what sort of aid they can get from government and private institutions and provide information about things like grants, scholarships and the different types of reduced-interest loans that are sometimes available to first-time and mature...

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It’s Not Too Soon

By on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog |

It’s Not Too Soon Planning for college is a very important step for every individual. A lot of families start saving up and planning for their children’s’ future early on and if you are already in high school, it is time for you to start considering your choices, especially if you are a junior or senior. Even though it might seem like there’s still a lot of time ahead before you have to make any decisions, it is never too early to start doing some research. Taking the time to gather information about college might seem useless at first, especially considering the months or even years you have ahead, but it will definitely pay off when the time to make a decision comes. If you take the time to get prepared, you will be able to make the best decision possible, rather than having to choose from a limited amount of options, or even worse, having no choice at all. Celtic College Consultants is a company that understands this process and helps people just like yourself figure out everything regarding college. With expertise on subjects that go from types of majors to loans and scholarships, they will be very helpful in your quest to get all the information you need to make that final decision. If you are ready to start your trip on the college experience, these are the guys you will want to contact. They will be able to help you get on the right path towards making your dreams come true without ending up with an unbelievable student loan or putting that load unto your parents’ shoulders. You will be able to take a quick test to assess how prepared you are for college and will start working with you based on this. With their help, you will be able to find the right program, the right school and the right financial...

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Some Good Advice for your Grown Up Kid

By on May 12, 2017 in Blog |

Some Good Advice for your Grown Up Kid For some parents, the idea of a kid finally going off to college can mean they will finally get the chance to enjoy themselves once again. For others, it can be a stressful and sad experience. Either way, all parents want what’s best for their children. Many people think that having to make such important decisions, like the college you will attend or even what you will major in are not the kind of things 18 year olds are ready for, however, that is simply how the system works. No matter whether your child has set his mind on something or has no idea about how to proceed, it might be a good idea to get them some help that will open their minds to the possibilities of college and university, and help them determine what their best options are. Celtic College Consultants is a company that can help both you and your kid with this and many other decisions you will face before he heads off to college. Whether they are worried about their GPA, how they should write their essays or what their best options are, Celtic College Consultants will be a choice neither of you will regret. This team of professionals wants to make sure your child is set up for success, and one of the best ways to do this is by helping you decide what his best college options are and the major or area of majors that best suits his aptitudes and wishes. After all, four years is a long time and you want to make sure that he spends this time working on something he will actually enjoy, rather than seeing him off to college only to find out that he got a job in a completely different field once he graduates. Check out all the services they...

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