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Thank You Card Time

Seniors — some of you might be done with your applications, but don’t forget to write thank you cards to those that filled out your letters of recommendation forms.  Wolf College Consulting recommends that you do the following when you write your thank you cards:

  • The obvious — Thank your teachers, counselors, or pastors for taking the time to write the letters of recommendations to your colleges.
  • Another Thank You — thank them for the ways they have encouraged you, helped you and challenged you.  Be specific.
  • Keep them posted — tell them that you will keep them posted as you hear from your colleges.  It will really excite them if they hear you were accepted to a school that they wrote a letter to.
  • The future — Tell them that you are excited about making the transition to college and tell them they played a key role in preparing you for college success.
  • Optional — add a gift card or a small gift to thank them (this can also be for Christmas too).  They will really appreciate it!  Remember this is optional and not a necessity.

Wolf College Consulting hopes that you are enjoying the Holiday Season!

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UC and Cal State Applications

California Seniors… November 30th is almost here!  Have you completed your UC application and/or Cal State application?

Unlike many other colleges, the UC’s and Cal States only have one application deadline — November 30th… there are no exceptions!

If you have not completed yours…. I know what you are doing over the Thanksgiving Break…..

Below you will find some helpful tips and links to help you.

About Applying Online – UC Campuses

About Applying Online – Cal State Campuses

If you would like to set-up a one-hour session with Wolf College Consulting to review your application before you submit it, contact us at awolf@wolfcollegeconsulting.com or 949-677-5992.

 

Financial Aid and the FAFSA

It’s that time of the year … its’ the Financial Aid Season! As the 2019 year is approaching Wolf College Consulting wanted to give you information to prepare you for the next step in the Application Process – Applying for Financial Aid. Below you will find some important information:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Every student that desires to receive financial aid from the federal government, state government or institution, must fill out the FAFSA (Note some institutions require additional financial aid forms, like the CSS Profile. Make sure you contact the financial aid offices of your institutions to find out what forms are needed)
  • You cannot start filling out the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 year until October 1, 2018
  • It is recommended that you fill out the FAFSA by October 31, 2018 (as some institutions give priority to students that fill out the FAFSA by that date)
  • To prepare for the FAFSA, you can use this 2019-2020 FAFSA worksheet
  • The FAFSA will be based on 2017 income, but current assets.  Forms you will need to fill out the FAFSA – 2017 W2 Forms, Bank Statements, Tax Forms (including IRS Form 1040, and additional tax forms may be needed). Note if you have not completed your 2017 taxes, you can estimate them by using last year’s forms. Later you can update your FAFSA when you receive your official documents.

CAL GRANT –

  • Some of you may be eligible for the Cal Grant. Only 2 documents are needed for it – GPA Verification form (filled out by the high school guidance office) and the FAFSA. Note – Parents make sure your child has requested the guidance office at their high school to fill out a GPA Verification Form
  • YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FAFSA BY MARCH 2, 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CAL GRANT

The Financial Aid process and be stressful and confusing. Wolf College Consulting would enjoy the opportunity to help make it less stressful. Let us know how we can help you!

More Tips to Prepare for the FAFSA

It’s that time of the year … The Holidays are here and it’s time to start thinking about financial aid! As the 2016 year is approaching Wolf College Consulting wanted to give you information to prepare you for the next step in the Application Process – Applying for Financial Aid. Below you will find some important information:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Every student that desires to receive financial aid from the federal government, state government or institution, must fill out the FAFSA (Note some institutions require additional financial aid forms, like the CSS Profile. Make sure you contact the financial aid offices of your institutions to find out what forms are needed)
  • You cannot start filling out the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 year until January 1, 2016
  • It is recommended that you fill out the FAFSA by February 1, 2016 (as some institutions give priority to students that fill out the FAFSA by that date)
  • To prepare for the FAFSA, you can use this 2015-2016 FAFSA worksheet (typically FAFSA updates this form by early December). Most likely the questions will not change for 2016-2017. It will still help you prepare for the FAFSA.
  • Forms you will need to fill out the FAFSA – W2 Forms, Bank Statements, Tax Forms (including IRS Form 1040, and additional tax forms may be needed). Note if you do not yet have your updated W2 forms or tax returns you can estimate them by using last year’s forms. Later you can update your FAFSA when you receive your official documents.

CAL GRANT –

  • Some of you may be eligible for the Cal Grant. Only 2 documents are needed for it – GPA Verification form (filled out by the high school guidance office) and the FAFSA. Note – Parents make sure your child has requested the guidance office at their high school to fill out a GPA Verification Form
  • YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FAFSA BY MARCH 2, 2016 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CAL GRANT

The Financial Aid process and be stressful and confusing. Wolf College Consulting would enjoy the opportunity to help make it less stressful. Let us know how we can help you!

More Tips to Prepare for the FAFSA…

It’s that time of the year … The Holidays are here and it’s time to start thinking about financial aid!  As the 2015 year is approaching Wolf College Consulting wanted to give you information to prepare you for the next step in the Application Process – Applying for Financial Aid.  Below you will find some important information:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Every student that desires to receive financial aid from the federal government, state government or institution, must fill out the FAFSA (Note some institutions require additional financial aid forms, like the CSS Profile.  Make sure you contact the financial aid offices of your institutions to find out what forms are needed)
  • You cannot start filling out the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 year until January 1, 2015
  • It is recommended that you fill out the FAFSA by February 1, 2015 (as some institutions give priority to students that fill out the FAFSA by that date)
  • To prepare for the FAFSA, you can use this 2014-2015 FAFSA worksheet (typically FAFSA updates this form by early December).  Most likely the questions will not change for 2015-2016.  It will still help you prepare for the FAFSA.
  • Forms you will need to fill out the FAFSA – W2 Forms, Bank Statements, Tax Forms (including IRS Form 1040, and additional tax forms may be needed).  Note if you do not yet have your updated W2 forms or tax returns you can estimate them by using last year’s forms.  Later you can update your FAFSA when you receive your official documents.

CAL GRANT

  • Some of you may be eligible for the Cal Grant.  Only 2 documents are needed for it – GPA Verification form (filled out by the high school guidance office) and the FAFSA.  Note – Parents make sure your child has requested the guidance office at their high school to fill out a GPA Verification Form
  • YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FAFSA BY MARCH 2, 2015 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CAL GRANT

The Financial Aid process and be stressful and confusing.  Wolf College Consulting would enjoy the opportunity to help make it less stressful.  Let us know how we can help you!

It’s time to start thinking about college financial aid…

Financial Aid 101It’s that time of the year … The Holidays are here and it’s time to start thinking about financial aid!  As the 2013 year is approaching Wolf College Consulting wanted to give you information to prepare you for the next step in the Application Process – Applying for Financial Aid.  Below you will find some important information:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Every student that desires to receive financial aid from the federal government, state government or institution, must fill out the FAFSA (Note some institutions require additional financial aid forms, like the CSS Profile.  Make sure you contact the financial aid offices of your institutions to find out what forms are needed)
  • You cannot start filling out the FAFSA for the 2014-2015 year until January 1, 2014
  • It is recommended that you fill out the FAFSA by February 1, 2014 (as some institutions give priority to students that fill out the FAFSA by that date)
  • To prepare for the FAFSA, you can use this 2013-2014 FAFSA worksheet (typically FAFSA updates this form by early December).  Most likely the questions will not change for 2014-2015.  It will still help you prepare for the FAFSA.
  • Forms you will need to fill out the FAFSA – W2 Forms, Bank Statements, Tax Forms (including IRS Form 1040, and additional tax forms may be needed).  Note if you do not yet have your updated W2 forms or tax returns you can estimate them by using last year’s forms.  Later you can update your FAFSA when you receive your official documents.

CAL GRANT

  • Some of you may be eligible for the Cal Grant.  Only 2 documents are needed for it – GPA Verification form (filled out by the high school guidance office) and the FAFSA.  Note – Parents make sure your child has requested the guidance office at their high school to fill out a GPA Verification Form
  • YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FAFSA BY MARCH 2, 2014 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CAL GRANT

The Financial Aid process and be stressful and confusing.  Wolf College Consulting would enjoy the opportunity to help make it less stressful.  Let us know how we can help you!

WCC is now offering SAT/PSAT and ACT Math Test Preparation

We are excited to announce that Wolf College Consulting is officially offering SAT/PSAT and ACT Math Test Preparation. Andy Wolf is the instructor. He has a Teaching Credential in Mathematics and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. He has been teaching High School Math for 4 years and he enjoys tutoring students and helping them discover how to solve math problems. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about these services.

Official Wolf College Consulting Launch!

Today is the day!  Wolf College Consulting is thrilled to publicly share our new website and promote our services!  Thank you for checking us out… and of course, check back often as there are many aspects to the site that are still in the works:)

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Woohoo!  Happy Day!

New Rules

I just recently read The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott for a Social Media class that I am currently enrolled in.  I registered for this course because I knew that I needed to increase my knowledge in Social Media and how to market to my clients.  This class and book changed the way I now view successful marketing.  Now when we are searching for a store, a service or a specific item we look at the internet, not the yellow pages.  Traditional marketing in ads, billboards, commercials, newspapers and magazines are no longer key ways of marketing (especially for small companies like mine), the internet and social media (relational media) are the new rules.
The most important thing I learned was understanding Long Tail Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.  This means that when someone searches “Costa Mesa “or “Orange County Educational Consulting/Educational Advisor/College Specialist” they can find me in their search.  I need to think like a buyer and how they would search for me and use those words in my website, my blogs, my videos, my pictures, and my facebook fan pages.  When I focus on this small niche of keywords, I bring the right readers to my sites.
Marketing is now about delivering content at just the precise moment your audience needs it.  Thankfully we do not need to wait for journalists to tell our story, we can publicize it right away.  We need to create sites that allow interaction and relational conversation.  I am thankful for this class and book (without it, I would not have started my blogspot site, my linkedin profile, a delicious site, a youtube account, a googlereader site or a slideshare site).  I look forward to now implementing the things that I have learned to help my new business become successful.