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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 29 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 29 days ago | Rated: +28
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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 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay
    When it comes to writing college admissions essays, the task can be daunting. Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so. Utilize these essay-writing tips to write a winning essay. Don’t Re-purpose Content Colleges can see right through a generic essay, so personalize it based on the school where you’re applying. There’s nothing wrong with having a ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +41
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    How to Fail an Exam

    How to Fail an Exam
    If you don’t care about your college career or passing your exams, feel free to follow these steps, so you can develop poor test-taking habits and start to fail all of your quizzes, midterms and final exams. From there, you can be sure to fail pretty much all of your classes. We’re not really sure why that would be your goal ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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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. The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed 422 college admissions officers regarding their research of college applicants. Here’s what they found: [gate] Fun fact: fewer than one in ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Top Five Tips for Back to High School

    Top Five Tips for Back to High School
    *Learn about your schools* The best applicants know their top choices-the name of the library, where students hang out for coffee after class, a star professor they'd love to take a class with. Go beyond the basics of class size and location and find out what makes your school special. The extra effort will shine through in your application. *Make friends ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    A Writing Guide for College Essays

    A Writing Guide for College Essays
    Although Halloween usually marks the start of the holiday season for America’s retailers, if you are a Senior applying to college, the day signals the unofficial start of the college application season. Regardless of your grades or test scores, you will likely struggle writing your personal statement, commonly known as “the college essay.” Here are six tips that will help you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +51
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    The College Admissions Process

    The College Admissions Process
    Ah yes, the college admissions process can be considered a full-time job in itself. Between the deadlines, filling out the applications and deciding which school to go to — not to mention taking the SATs – prepping for college can be overwhelming to say the least. Surviving college is one thing. Surviving the college admissions and application process is a whole other ballgame. CampusCompare’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Write a Great College Admissions Essay

    Write a Great College Admissions Essay
    Don't let the college admissions essay intimidate you. Remember, it's the part of your application that is fully under your control. Make it work to your advantage! Don't recycle essays. Nothing will land your essay in the circular file faster than an obviously recycled or "near match" essay. Be yourself. Choose a topic that is meaningful to you. Write in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +73
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    Sample Essay Questions for College Apps

    Sample Essay Questions for College Apps
    The essay: It's one of the most important parts of your college application, and it can be the hardest. But it doesn't have to be. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked essay questions and use them to prepare for your applications. Brainstorm ideas, do some research or create your own "stock" of application essays from the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Five Things to Learn While Flipping Burgers

    Wouldn’t it be great to get a part-time job or paying internship that directly relates to what you want to do with your life? But what if you’re not sure what you want to do with your life yet? What if you have to “settle” for a job at your nearby fast-food joint, department store or supermarket? Then consider yourself lucky. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider

    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider
    As a college-bound student, I will admit that preparing for the college process takes more than good grades and activities. While students strive to find a place in the realm of academia, I believe that scholarships are a crucial element. Universally, most people concur that a decent education doesn’t come cheaply. Indeed, knowledge is power, but obtaining that power costs a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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