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    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?
    Most people will agree that one of the most frustrating things in life is waiting for an answer. Yes, patience is a virtue, but what about when you’re waiting to hear about your own future and you receive a “maybe?” Many students find themselves in this difficult position after being wait-listed by the college of their choice. You can sit back ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Against the Clock

    Against the Clock
    Pacing yourself during standardized tests can be a difficult task. Your adrenaline is at an all-time high, not to mention your nerves. So how do you keep your cool during this difficult task to show what you really know and complete such lengthy exams? Here are some helpful timing tips to help guide you along during the process of standardized test-taking: ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +12
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    You've Applied. Now What?

    You've Applied. Now What?
    January, February and some of March aren’t just dull months in terms of weather but also in the admissions process. After months of standardized testing, campus visits and arduous applications it feels a bit odd to sit and do nothing. But your applications are in – what can you do?! You can start by filling out the FAFSA. This first “to-do” ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +125
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    What to Do When You Make the Wait List

    What to Do When You Make the Wait List
    You finally get that long-awaited letter from your top-choice school and you’re not accepted or rejected. You've been wait-listed. It’s easy to view being placed on the wait list as a rejection but, honestly, it’s not the end of the world. While it’s not easy getting off the wait list, it’s not impossible either! Colleges use wait lists when they've accepted ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

    Moving Past the College Rejection Letter
    Warren Buffet. Meredith Vieira. Ted Turner. Tom Brokaw. Besides being very successful, these famous business moguls and television personalities have something else in common. They were rejected from their first choice colleges. While you may think your rejection letter is signaling the end of the world, it’s not. Just consider it a speed bump in the admissions process and look forward ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +47
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    SAT Study Tips

    SAT Study Tips
    You've got a lot of pressure to do well on the SAT - it's one of the biggest exams of your life. You know you need to prepare, you know you need to study, but you don't know exactly how to go about doing it. Don't stress, here are five easy ways you can approach the exam preparation process: 1. Practice ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break
    Thinking about planning a college campus visit road trip? It's a great strategy to utilize your spring break to make smarter, more informed college decisions! Spring break is the perfect time to visit colleges and packing in as many visits as you can - while still having time to see each campus. Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College
    Academics are important, but they aren't everything. There are plenty of other factors you need to consider in choosing a college, too. Make sure you consider all aspects, using this list as a helpful guideline. Ask yourself about the following ten aspects, along with relevant questions, when making that college decision to ensure you’re choosing the best college fit: 1. Intensity ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Valuable Visits

    Valuable Visits
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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    College Choice Questions

    College Choice Questions
    Eureka! The perfect college – but is it too good to be true? Maybe it’s the pessimist in you, but you want answers and you want them NOW. Some are harder to find than others, especially in those oh-so-impressively-glossy brochures. So, where can you get the answers? Contacting the school and asking the right questions in the right way will give ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +80
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    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February

    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February
    It’s understandable to get early-onset senioritis come February - after all, it is contagious, isn’t it? But, in all seriousness, the holidays have passed and there’s just one last semester standing between you and that glorious senior year of high school. And, while senior year of high school is likely going to be one of the best of your life, preparing ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Spring 2014 Must-Dos for High School Students

    Spring 2014 Must-Dos for High School Students
    You may have spent more time getting lost in hours of TV dramas and Facebook than appropriate. But spring is just around the corner and, with that, it’s time to spring into action in your college and scholarship search. Whether you’re a high school freshman or finishing up your high school career, there’s something you can be doing now to better ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Test Prep To Do List

    Test Prep To Do List
    We won’t beat around the bush: standardized tests are intimidating for students. But, the more you prepare, the more confident you’ll feel. In order to ensure you’ve got all your ducks in a row, we thought a testing to-do list might be helpful and, hopefully, ease some of your worries about the exam. Here’s a to-do list so you can prepare ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Your Daily Dose of College Prep

    Your Daily Dose of College Prep
    It’s not always easy to set aside time to think about how to prepare for college and then actually prepare for college. That’s why we created easier ways you can prepare for college without even disrupting your daily routine, so you can go on living life without the hassle of worrying about the future – at least not as much. So, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition
    There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive! Thankfully, a little research goes a long way and, with a lot of help from the internet, you can find information on college affordability, financial aid and, even which colleges offer the best bang for your buck. College is so expensive that gaining the benefit of in-state ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Getting Into College with Bad Grades

    Getting Into College with Bad Grades
    Have bad grades? Believe it or not, it’s not always the end-all, be-all in terms of gaining entry into the college of your dreams. Don’t give up! Attempt to combat your admissions struggle by considering these helpful tips: Submit an explanation (in certain cases) - First, consider why your grades were, um, less than stellar. College admissions officers don’t want to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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