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    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready
    By now, you’re probably familiar with early decision deadlines in the admissions process. And if you’re not, it’s a pretty simple concept. If you apply early decision (ED) to a school by submitting your application before the ED deadline, you are letting that college know that if you are accepted, you are 100% committing to that school. Essentially, the decision is ...
    Published about 5 hours ago | Rated: +44
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    What is Early Decision/Early Action?

    What is Early Decision/Early Action?
    You've written the college essay, signed the application and sealed the envelope, all before the deadline. Now, you'll spend the next four months wondering if you'll be accepted to the college you love, or if you'll need to rely on your safety school. Fortunately, many schools permit students to apply for "early decision" or "early action." Both options allow students to ...
    Published about 5 hours ago | Rated: +61
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    September Checklist for High School Juniors & Seniors

    September Checklist for High School Juniors & Seniors
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Alright, maybe not, but you should be! Here are some suggestions of what high school students can do to prepare for college this September: 1. Start your college search or the college admissions process. There’s so much to do! ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +32
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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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    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match

    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match
    No matter what type of student you are, we've got suggestions for the best ways you should prepare for your standardized tests! That’s right – the SATs and ACTs are nothing to ignore – it’s time to prepare early or, if you’ve already taken them and aren't happy with your score, start prepping so you can improve it. It’s not as ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +31
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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 8 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 8 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 8 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 24 days ago | Rated: +30
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    Understanding the Early Decision Debate

    Understanding the Early Decision Debate
    Several high-profile schools sparked debate recently by ending early admission. Why are schools like Harvard, Princeton and the University of Virginia abandoning these policies and what does this mean for you? Differences in Admission Colleges typically offer different admissions options. Early admission, which is at the center of the recent debate, has two forms: early decision and early action. Both allow ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Are For-Profit Colleges in Danger Under Gainful Employment Rule?

    Are For-Profit Colleges in Danger Under Gainful Employment Rule?
    Are you currently attending a for-profit college or considering it? You may want to think again. For-profit colleges, and even some career schools, are under quite a bit of scrutiny these days as the U.S. Department of Education implements its gainful employment rule. The gainful employment rule, which officially went into effect on July 1, helps to guarantee that once students ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?

    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?
    As most of the country celebrates the Supreme Court’s ruling last week to legalize gay marriage, others are worried that it may have a negative impact on how they choose to educate, employ and essentially run their “business” of higher learning. Christian colleges are worried about the implications of the decision – will they be forced to recognize gay relationships on ...
    Published 30 days ago | Rated: +8
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    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT

    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT
    There is a common belief in high school that the ACT/SAT should be taken repeatedly. Many students take the ACT/SAT two or three times in hopes of getting a higher score. However, there are a few reasons that submitting your original score may be preferable to retaking the ACT/SAT. Let’s find out what they are. 1. You are pressed for time ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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    How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?

    How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?
    While it may be true that the early bird catches the worm, does prepping early for a standardized college entrance exam mean you’ll nab a higher score? In short, maybe: It all depends on when – and how – you study. Students who have already taken one or both tests and did moderately (or very) well may only require four to ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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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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