About Sally Smith

Sally Smith is a college and scholarship coach who helps families navigate the path after high school. She facilitates in-person and online group workshops, and provides one-on-one coaching on a variety of skills and topics. Sally can help families gain an understanding of the college selection, application, and decision process; pinpoint scholarship opportunities; write effective college admission and scholarship essays; decipher the FAFSA and CSS Profile; gather stellar letters of recommendation; and develop strategies for college entrance testing and test preparation. To schedule an individual appointment or group workshop, contact her at sesmith (at) scholarshipmoneyonline (dot) com.

College News Roundup – April 14, 2018

California Community College Students Guaranteed UC Admission The San Francisco Chronicle reported that, under a new agreement between the California Community College system and the University of California system, students who attend community college would be guaranteed transfer to a

College News Roundup – April 14, 2018 2018-04-14T14:09:44+00:00

Which College Application Deadline is Right for You? (Choose Wisely!)

Like much of the college admissions process, college application deadlines can be hard to decipher. Early decision…. Early action…. Rolling admissions…. Even though each option has significant consequences, it can be hard to know which to choose. Here’s a quick

Which College Application Deadline is Right for You? (Choose Wisely!) 2018-04-14T11:54:17+00:00

Hot News about College

What’s the Value of a Major? The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a Texas initiative that allows students to compare the earning potential of various majors. The Census Bureau partnered with the University of Texas (and will soon partner

Hot News about College 2018-04-24T11:49:25+00:00

Use the 5 Ws to Get Great Scholarship and College Letters of Recommendation

Great letters of recommendation can make a student stand out from the crowd. They can mean the difference between a college acceptance letter and a wait list offer. They can mean the difference between getting that scholarship and getting left

Use the 5 Ws to Get Great Scholarship and College Letters of Recommendation 2018-03-22T22:26:30+00:00

How to Avoid Non-Resident Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Public Colleges

Applying to out-of-state public colleges can be appealing for any number of reasons. An out-of-state public university might offer a student’s ideal program or the school may be near members of the student’s extended family. Or it could just be

How to Avoid Non-Resident Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Public Colleges 2018-03-15T22:48:27+00:00

The Insider’s Guide to Deciphering College Financial Aid Award Letters

The student has put in the work, received the grades, written the essays, submitted the applications, and – voila – has received prized acceptance letters from multiple colleges. Now it’s decision time. Families who are clear-eyed have a single goal

The Insider’s Guide to Deciphering College Financial Aid Award Letters 2018-03-11T17:40:06+00:00