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Advice For Educators: The College App and FAFSA

Navigating the college application process can be difficult for all students. Navigating the college application process can be difficult for all students. The applications, the costs, testing, maintaining good grades, and planning take considerable effort, especially if students wait until the last minute to start. Students who haven’t done a lot of preparation, may now be feeling a bit frazzled. This is...

Personal Statement Advice

Increase Your College Readiness by Knowing How to Create a Personal Statement Applying for college is exciting! Less exciting, though, is the prospect of penning a personal statement. Even the best writers find themselves caving under the pressure of such a high-stakes assignment. We’ll share a secret: writing a personal statement doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, once you know...

ATTENDING COLLEGE ABROAD: VIABLE OR RISKY?

When Germany announced the it would no longer charge tuition for German students and international students alike, news outlets across the world spread the news far and wide citing this ruling as a game-changer in education. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Spending your college years in an exotic foreign location, learning from distinguished german professors, meeting people from all over...

COLLEGE PREP CHECKLIST – DON’T FORGET ABOUT THESE!

Reality Changers helps at-risk San Diego students acquire the necessary funding to attend college. Some of our greatest challenges involve finding enough money to secure the dream of higher education. With generous donations from individuals and companies, relentless fundraising efforts and persistent applications for grants and scholarships, we’re able to meet college’s considerable financial requirements. Yet as difficult (and rewarding)...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGE COMMON APPLICATION

What is the College Common Application? Before you can attend college, you have to apply for college. And how you apply to college – or, most likely, multiple colleges – is a pivotal part of the process. An inefficient college application process creates needless headaches, unnecessary delays and mounting frustration. A streamlined, simple college application protocol ensures you’ll get the best...

How to Find Grants and Scholarships for College Students

High school seniors looking to attend college are often told to look for grants and scholarships. That’s sound advice, but is it detailed enough? Where should you look for scholarships for college? And should you start looking before your senior year? We’ll answer that last question now: of course you should! We put together this article to help you apply for...

How to Apply For College

While there isn’t a definitive “How to Apply for College” user’s manual, there are certain resources in place – including scholarships, mentoring programs and other tools – that will help in your quest to achieve the dream of a post-high school education. Reality Changers is an advocate for disadvantaged youth in the San Diego metro region. We help prepare young students...

The Top College Planning Resources for High School Students

What ultimately determines college readiness? There’s not a single answer, or rather one correct answer; it’s a combination of things. So what is your optimal combination of skills, experiences and academic exposure that will benefit your upcoming college career? Reality Changers helps at-risk youth in the San Diego area attain higher educational opportunities. Having a proper structure and framework in place...