Attention Seniors

Missed the Early Decision/Early Action Q&A? Go to Ms. Cuffee-Gray’s virtual office for the slide show (link) and a list of ED/EA/RD admissions rates for many, many schools (link). Who can forget the lovely College Essay Guy – link for great advice on determining if ED or EA is right for you.

Free Virtual Campus ToursGo to, click on Find Colleges, and then choose from the ones that say “Tours Now Available”. When they get to the payment part, just type in “freetour” as a discount code. (Thank Mr. Stauder for this one!)

Americorps Virtual Open House: AmeriCorps NCCC‘s deadlines are fast approaching for start dates in Feb. and March 2021. Are you ready for the application and selection process? Looking to connect? Join us for an interactive webinar on Oct. 29 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and learn about NCCC’s application and selection process. Register Now

All things FAFSA from MEFA: The FAFSA became available on October 1st.  There are plenty of resources that provide help with the FAFSA, and they’re all free.

This FAFSA webinar walks through the application page by page, while providing general tips and helpful resources
The 2021-22 FAFSA PDF provides a full list of questions asked on the FAFSA, as well as instructions and general information
FAFSA Day Massachusetts (begins October21st) offers a virtual overview presentation on the FAFSA as well as a time for Q&A with experts from Massachusetts financial aid offices
Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool explains what to know about this key component within the application
Reporting Income on Financial Aid Applications and Defining Assets on Financial Aid Applications help students and families answer questions on the FAFSA accurately

Admissions Reps Resources

Boston University

Trustee Scholarship: Boston University’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.

Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline. The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2020.To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit their website.

Bridgewater State University

With all that is going on, we have all had to adapt,.  You can check out here the full array of innovative ways students can now connect with BSU. 

Salem State University

Learn more about these in-person and virtual opportunities on Salem State’s  Visit Us website. As a reminder our application is FREE for students through November 15! 


Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor, Deidre Cuffee-Gray

phone – 413 362-1720

email –

(email is best these days…)

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