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Collegewise launches free program to provide college counseling for high schoolers

Hundreds of thousands of high school students lost in-person access to their frontline advisors for college admissions when school districts had to opt for remote learning this fall.

Collegewise, the nation’s largest college admissions counseling organization, recognized the need to provide a solution and developed Runway, a series of online college planning programs and resources available free of charge.

Runway is designed to provide the resources that underclassmen need to move forward on their college planning journeys through videos, guides and monthly newsletters with reminders for important deadlines.

Seniors will have access to a step-by-step comprehensive program, “The Collegewise Course for How to Apply to College in 2020.” The course keeps things focused and simple, with college counselors mapping out every step of applying to college from determining good value colleges to applying for fee waivers to filling out applications effectively. There will also be resources for schools and school counselors to help them provide additional support to students during remote learning.

As colleges shift admissions policies to adjust to the impact of the pandemic, parents and students have more questions about test optional policies, grades, activities, what will be required by colleges for admission, financial aid, and gap years. Counselors are having to field these questions through email and video calls while staying abreast of the constantly evolving admissions policies.

Students, parents, counselors and school administrators interested in utilizing the free Runway tools can sign up at http://go.collegewise.com

/runway.

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