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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 8 months ago | Rated: +31
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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 8 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 12 months ago | Rated: +23
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    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees
    Nowadays, it’s not only expensive to go to college, it’s also expensive to apply. College applications have increased in cost – some of them are upwards of $70! And, for students with limited funds, it can be cumbersome to apply to several colleges. While you are able to get around fees with financial need, there may be an easier way. Consider ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Conquer the Common App!

    Conquer the Common App!
    College paperwork can seem endless, and it occurs during an extremely stressful time in your high school career. So, how can you combat the stress of the Common Application before it is released? Planning ahead and working efficiently can help any student move through the application season more easily. Here are three suggestions: Ask About Written Recommendations This tip cannot be ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    The summer before your senior year of high school is an imperative time to accomplish tasks so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. In fact, it’s a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process. In order to ensure you’re on the right track, here’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions
    Get ahead of the game, juniors! The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become. There are a variety of things you can do right now, perhaps even over the holidays, to prepare for the college admissions process. Start thinking about and implementing the following tasks sooner than later: Make a Game Plan Setting up a ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +35
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    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants
    Did you miss the boat on National Decision Day? Don’t worry – you can still attend college this fall! Most institutions require that application submissions by January and that all accepted applicants send in their enrollment deposits by May 1, National Decision Day. However, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, known as the NACAC, there are still plenty ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    The Admissions Glossary

    The Admissions Glossary
    Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a key factor in the performance of marginal students. Associate Degree: A degree which is granted to a student who has completed a two-year program (64-66 credits) and is equivalent to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications

    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications
    Your junior year is crucial both academically and socially – and while it may not seem like it, college application season is right around the corner. Want to get a head start? Consider the following questions as you delve into your late spring and summer activities. Where Are You Heading? You may have started to narrow down what you intend to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
    Choosing a college is stressful and making sure you make the right decision can often feel like a daunting task. To help out with the process, here are some common mistakes to avoid along the way: [gate] 1. Rushing the process. Finding the right college takes time and effort, not to mention research and an often lengthy application process. Waiting until ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now
    Your senior year of high school is coming to an end and you may think you’re in the clear regarding the college admissions process. While it is mainly over, you’re not quite finished yet. There are still a few loose ends to tidy up and now is the time to do so. Here is your current “to do” list, starting this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?
    You're halfway through your senior year and you've been accepted into the college of your dreams when suddenly everything goes awry. One slight misstep and you begin to wonder: Have I really risked everything I've ever worked for because of one silly mistake? Is this possible or is it an urban legend? Students often wonder: once accepted into a college, is ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions

    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions
    College application essays don’t have to be a drag – and these schools prove it. They’ve created some of the most outlandish, thought-provoking and original essay questions out there. Here are the 15 schools that think outside the box, when it comes to admissions essay, with some examples of our favorite questions they’re asking on The Common Application this year. Now, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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