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College Visits
Spring is here and we're excited to share details about our most recent college visits!

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of touring Roger Williams University and the College of Charleston.

Nestled in Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University is a small, private university named for the founder of Rhode Island - theologian Roger Williams. The school boasts more than 40 majors, which includes not only Architecture, but a unique Construction Management major. The university offers a Study Abroad program and over 70 clubs and organizations. It is also the only college/university in Rhode Island with a School of Law. Of course, no visit would be complete without a "tour" of the dining area, and we can attest to the food being very good!

As the oldest university in South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a large, public university offering approximately 150 majors and minors. Notably, Commercial Real Estate Finance is one of their majors. The urban campus is set in an historical section of Charleston, which is an attractive, walkable area with green space. It has a very different vibe than Boston University or New York University. After Freshman year, most students live off campus within 15-minutes walking distance. The school offers 19 NCAA Division 1 teams, for which there are more than 300 student athletes. The university has a good study abroad and international education program, offering a week, a summer or a semester abroad. In fact, 45 percent of their students study abroad.

Scroll down to view photos from our visits to both schools.

PCCI has visited over 62 campuses all over the country, in 17 states in addition to researching hundreds more throughout the U.S., to bring you as much in-depth insight as possible.

At PCCI, we target schools that best fit a student’s abilities, interests, finances, and family circumstances so that students maximize their chances of receiving need and/or merit based aid.

To arrange a complimentary consultation, simply email me or call 508-622-5250.

Best regards,
Honoria DaSilva-Kilgore, Esq.
Roger Williams University
College of Charleston
Decision Day is May 1st
In March, students should receive their final acceptance or denial letters. Those who got deferred may also get their final answer.

Don't wait until May 1st, which is College Decision Day, to decide on which college/university you will go to!

If you want to guarantee HOUSING, then you have to get your commitment in ASAP to hold your place for housing.

Still undecided about which college/university to choose? All the more reason to attend Admitted Student Day events! 
These are half or full-day events where you can get in-depth information about majors and the school itself. You'll also get a very good sense of whether you would like to spend your next four years there.

Once you decide on a school, send in your deposit and accept your aid package. 
(Note: If you change your mind, you will NOT get your deposit back.)

Students and their families who have been working with PCCI throughout the college application and admission process automatically receive insight and guidance on how to evaluate the different aid proposals before committing to a school. 
The Gap Year
Thinking about taking a gap year? There are few instances when we would recommend a gap year, and these are outlined below.

For students who did not take the SATs, had poor grades and in general didn't get their act together until senior year - we may recommend a gap year.

We would also recommend a gap year to those students who wish to DO something. For example, work, save money, travel to have that experience, volunteer, serve in the Peace Corp. - you get the idea.

Essentially, the accomplishment or experience that the student gains during a gap year is something that could be included on a résumé or a college application.

Before deciding on a gap year, there is another thing to consider:

Many students don't realize that after they leave high school, the school's resources and support are no longer available to them. They likely will not have that same access to knowledgable teachers, advisors, databases, grades, teacher recommendations and more.

This can make the college application process VERY difficult as essentially the student is then backtracking and often starting from scratch.

Not sure about a gap year? Contact PCCI
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