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Why Start College Planning Early?     Lots of Reasons!

When is the best time to begin College Planning? Some say Junior Year to give the student "time to acclimate" to High School. They recommend "let the student navigate the first 3 years of High School without the added pressure of College Planning"...But this only adds to the mounting pressure and could negatively impact finding the right college.  


Check out our newest Blog Post (A useful 6 article series)

Here are some of the benefits of starting in Freshman year:

  • Focus on HS Grades as Freshman means less stress Senior year
  • Focus on Course Selection means Guidance Counselors & Teachers involved early
  • Resume more complete and shows 4 years of accompolishments
  • College Financial Plans need time! Organize savings, investments, fund planning early
  • Must Have: Attractive Social Media Landscape! No Red Cups!
  • Tour Colleges Early and combine family time
  • Essays done sooner = better message, bigger picture
  • Start Earlier = Better College Fit

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Contains detailed timelines for Freshman to Seniors...
important dates and Scholarship advice included!


We used CPG for both our kids and we started in Oct of their Freshman Year...and that made all the difference! We visited schools at our leisure and they got into all their favorite classes because the teachers expected them in advance...

Both enjoyed the process much more since they did not stress during Junior or Senior year...a huge releif! Thx Stan and his great team!

Trevor & Brenda Lee, Walpole, MA

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