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College is Affordable and YOU Can Make it Happen!

Invest in your college tuition while you are in high school – As soon as they are able, most teenagers should be looking forward to working, and making money for their own benefit.  At this time, students are about two to three years away from attending college, and have the opportunity to save money towards…

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Reaccreditation at Chatfield

This fall, Chatfield College will undergo a site visit and review in order to maintain our accreditation. Although the College has been regionally accredited with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1971, it must periodically renew its accreditation to address changes within higher education and to confirm our continued commitment to providing a high quality…

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Chatfield Admissions Counselors: Going Above and Beyond to Reach Those in Need

When people ask what I do for a living, I tell them I am an admissions counselor at Chatfield College. Of course, the next question is usually: what do you do? The quick answer is that the admissions team talks to prospective students about the enrollment process, and helps them make decisions about college that…

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What’s There to Do at Chatfield?

As a graduate of Chatfield and now a staff member,   I know first hand the struggle to find extra time to get involved.  However, at Chatfield, there are so many ways to participate and include your family. During my time as a student at Chatfield, I joined student leadership, walked in the Brown County Fair…

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Meeting Students Where They Are

By Bill Gates  When I was applying to college, I wanted to go to one of the best schools. At the time, I thought of “the best,” as the colleges that were the most selective. I applied to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton—schools whose reputations are burnished as much by the huge numbers of applicants who…

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Better Late Than Never- Starting the College Enrollment Process

As a college admissions counselor and recruiter, I spend a lot of time speaking to high school students about the importance of going to college.  While many are convinced they will be enrolling into one of the biggest and best colleges and universities in America, most are unaware of the often demanding admission requirements necessary…

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Don’t You Want Free Money?

Step one: Fill out the FASFA, and fill out sooner rather than later… I cannot emphasis this enough!  Many students miss out on grants and scholarships because they fill out the FASFA too late.  Even if you are a high income family, many scholarship decisions now require a completed FASFA. Also, many students qualify for a subsidized…

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Is This Worth It?

There are a lot of people who speed through life, instead of taking it one step at a time. So many people get caught up in the hustle of everyday living without taking a step back to enjoy the little things. For example: family moments, personal achievements, laughing, loving, spending quality time, and living each…

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The Importance of Black History Month

“Those who have no record of what their forebearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history” -Carter G. Woodson     In the year 1619, twenty Africans stepped off a Dutch ship in Jamestown, Virginia. That is when African American history began in the United States of America, and…

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Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Program

To CCP or not to CCP? This is the question. At least one time a day, a parent, teacher or colleague asks me if high school students should participate in CCP.  It is true that CCP is an amazing opportunity and a great chance for students to earn college credit at little to no cost,…

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