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    What Colleges Want

    What Colleges Want
    There's a reason college applications are comprised of more than your GPA and test scores. Admissions officers utilize all aspects of the application to assess if you’re right for the school you’re applying to. Who you are and the qualities you possess are important because you’ll become a part of the school, bringing any unique aspects of your individuality along with ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +39
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    Your College Admissions Options

    Your College Admissions Options
    Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? Now that it's almost time to head back to school and start thinking about the admissions process, whether it's preparing to take your college entrance exams, like the ACT or SAT, or actually sitting down to write your college admissions essays to kick-start the applications process, you should ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +27
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    College Planning for High School Seniors

    College Planning for High School Seniors
    It's your final year of high school, which is not only the time to celebrate your achievements but bulk up your resume and course schedule to show colleges and universities that you're a worthy candidate. Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish, a good chance at your top choice ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +48
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    College Planning for Rising Seniors

    College Planning for Rising Seniors
    As a rising senior, it's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the further ahead of the game you'll be and on your way to a successful college career. Yes, it is a daunting process that can take a lot of time and effort, but the earlier you put ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +23
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    August Checklist for High School Juniors

    August Checklist for High School Juniors
    You’re about to head back to school – as an upperclassman! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college preparation process, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment with your friends. Here’s a checklist for the month of August to help you head back to school ahead of the class in ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +28
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    August Checklist for High School Seniors

    August Checklist for High School Seniors
    Here’s what you can do in August so you can head back to school ahead of the class during the college planning process. You’re about to head back to school – as a SENIOR! You get to rule the school. Finally. Woot, woot! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college admissions process, ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +28
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    Simplify the Admissions Process

    Simplify the Admissions Process
    The entire college admissions process is daunting – to say the least. What if, instead of getting overwhelmed and anxious, there was a better way? Good news! There is a better way! Here are four steps you can take to ease the stresses of the college admissions process, making your experience much simpler and much more efficient. 1. Time Management Recognizing ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +30
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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 29 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months ago | Rated: +26
  • +38

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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 7 months ago | Rated: +30
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