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    Your Guide to a Stress-Free College Application Season

    Your Guide to a Stress-Free College Application Season
    Completing college applications can be chaotic, but it does not have to be overly stressful. By taking a few simple actions, you can greatly reduce your stress this coming college application season. Be aware of deadlines The most crucial aspect of the college application process is staying on top of deadlines. Not all universities follow the same deadlines. Between juggling schoolwork, ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Over 60 Colleges Join 2015-2016 Common Application Network

    Over 60 Colleges Join 2015-2016 Common Application Network
    In an effort to increase college accessibility, The Common Application has recruited 69 more colleges and universities to join in on participation. This is great news for students applying to colleges for the 2015-2016 academic year and beyond! The Common Application makes it much easier for students to apply by filling out one application for different college choices, rather than individualized ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +10
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    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?

    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?
    The Common Application, has revamped (and released) their 2015-2016 essay prompts. This year, the essay questions received an overhaul and, to be honest, are looked upon more favorably for student applicants - both in terms of clarification, avoiding user errors and technical fixes. Additionally, students have more options than ever regarding which essays they’d like to submit to specific schools as ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +24
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    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications

    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications
    The U.S. Supreme Court is on a roll these days. They promised on Monday, June 29, that they would reopen a case that tackles affirmative action throughout the college application process. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?
    You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts? You’ll be relieved to learn they don’t – at least not in the usual circumstances. In fact, fewer than one in three admissions officers say they check applicant’s social media posts and/or Google them when evaluating their applications, according to a Kaplan ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +23
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    220 Colleges Still Accepting Fall Applications

    220 Colleges Still Accepting Fall Applications
    National Decision Day, which took place on May 1, has passed us by. It’s a significant date in terms of college admissions because it’s the date students are expected to submit their final college choices. Were you unable to make a final decision? Perhaps, you made a decision and have changed your mind since? Or, maybe the colleges you applied to ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process

    Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process
    Your junior year and senior years of high school are probably some of the more chaotic academic periods you’ll have to go through in your life. There are scholarship applications and essays, personal statements to write, college applications to fill out, deadlines to meet, grades to maintain, and tests that dictate a large portion of your college applications to worry about. ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Building Your Brag Sheet

    Building Your Brag Sheet
    What’s a brag sheet? A brag sheet is very similar to a student resume – it highlights your accomplishments, key experiences, leadership skills and employment throughout your high school career. What’s is the brag sheet used for? Your brag sheet can be used for a variety of different purposes. You can share your brag sheet with your teachers, coaches or with ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break
    Going into your senior year can be stressful, but it becomes a whole lot easier if you’re prepared for the road ahead. Preparing will make your senior year much more enjoyable and decrease the work you’ll need to do in addition to your schoolwork, stopping you from getting overwhelmed. Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +38
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    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year
    Senior year is one of the most exciting and stressful times in high school. If you are getting ready to manage college applications, participate in extracurricular activities, and register for university-level courses, you may know this feeling well. So now what? Follow this college prep timeline for a successful senior year. September: Plan Wisely for Application Season To avoid admissions stress ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +35
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    April Checklist for High School Juniors

    April Checklist for High School Juniors
    Juniors, it’s time to begin organizing and getting ready for the lengthy college application and admissions process. Your senior year of high school is just around the corner and things will become chaotic quite quickly come fall, so the more prepared you are for it, the more ahead you’ll be. For starters, check out the list of what you should be ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +46
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    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges
    February and March are tense times within the world of college admissions – for everyone involved – students, parents and admissions officials alike. Potential college students anxiously wait to hear back from their top colleges choices. The students’ angst is rising and parents feel powerless, wanting to end the madness of the waiting game. The colleges work around the clock, reading ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +33
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    January College Checklist for High School Juniors

    January College Checklist for High School Juniors
    January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that? Make sure you utilize this clean slate because it's not often that we're given such chances in life. Here's a checklist to follow with suggestions of ways you can ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +30
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    January College Checklist for High School Seniors

    January College Checklist for High School Seniors
    January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that? Make sure you utilize this clean slate because it's not often that we're given such chances in life. Here's a checklist to follow with suggestions of ways you can ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Creating a College Essay Outline

    Creating a College Essay Outline
    Many students balk at the idea of creating an essay outline since, at first glance, it may seem like additional work. So, for starters, let’s examine the question: Why create an outline? Surely, there are alternative options, such as using a pre-set template or just diving in. However, an outline may be the most appropriate option for you. Why Create an ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    November Checklist for High School Juniors

    November Checklist for High School Juniors
    November is an important prep time for high school juniors, and we’re not just talking about turkey dinner, either. From this point on, every move you make matters. Not that it didn't before - but, what we’re referring to here, are your academic footprint and your decision making processes. You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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    November Checklist for High School Seniors

    November Checklist for High School Seniors
    November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey. More than likely, it’s the month where any of your early admission applications are due. It’s also the month you need to start paying attention to upcoming deadlines for each college you’re planning to submit an application. It’s important that you’re aware that ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +31
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    October Checklist for High School Seniors

    October Checklist for High School Seniors
    It’s hard to believe it, but the first semester of your senior year is underway. It’s fall and the college application process is in full gear. Now that you’re settled in your senior year classes, it’s time to really start focusing on both the college applications and admissions processes. While it may seem daunting, it’s much more manageable once broken down ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +31
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    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now

    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now
    The personal statement is a critical component of your college application package. Schools hope to see that you are a well-rounded individual, as well as one who can write critically and convincingly. Here are three reasons it is important to begin writing and thinking about your personal statement now, rather than waiting: 1. Multiple people should read it The best part ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +26
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    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use

    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use
    Applying to college is a stressful experience, and one with a wealth of conflicting information. From the Internet, to official campus seminars, to your next-door neighbor, each source has a unique conception of how the process should proceed. If you become overwhelmed or uncertain during application season, here is where you can seek help. 1. High School Teachers The academic year ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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