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At 3:57 pm Saturday, 16 March, 2019
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Strategizing Your Recommendation Letters

Recommendations letters are often a required part of college applications that cause a surprising amount of stress in high schoolers. There’s no reason to be anxious about obtaining recommendations from your teachers, coaches, or other mentors, as long as you think critically about your strategy….

At 3:26 pm Saturday, 16 March, 2019
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What Extracurricular Activities To Take In The Summer

Summer is a time to relax, unwind, and prepare for the upcoming semester. But a good thing to keep in mind is that it is also a great time to take up some extracurriculars that showcase your interests as well as your strengths to the…

At 4:44 pm Saturday, 9 March, 2019
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How To Choose High School Classes (AP, IB, etc)

Your high school transcript is one of the most important parts of your college application. Colleges want to see that you earned the highest grades possible in the most challenging classes. But there are many options to choose from when it comes to high school…

At 4:34 pm Saturday, 9 March, 2019
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College Tips From Those Who Made It

I sat down with John S, University of California, Berkeley graduate who majored in linguistics, to go over his application process. I was able to pick his brain on tips for students hoping to be admitted to top tier universities such as Berkeley.   Editor:…

At 6:33 pm Saturday, 2 March, 2019
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How to Write a Strong College Essay When You Hate Writing

When it comes to the college application, it’s fine and dandy to write a college essay when you actually like to write. But how do you create a stunning essay when you hate writing? The answer is far more simple than you might think. A…

At 6:11 pm Saturday, 2 March, 2019
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Choosing Summer Extracurricular Activities

Your extracurricular list is a way for you to show colleges that you’re more than just a test score. What you do outside of class highlights your passion, leadership skills, dedication, and drive. High school extracurriculars can extend to your college life, where clubs and…

At 9:50 pm Saturday, 23 February, 2019
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Sort Your Own College List

High school juniors enter the college process with a great range of knowledge about where to apply. You might have people in your life like older siblings, friends, or parents who have opinions on colleges. Many students are familiar with the schools in their city…

At 9:29 pm Saturday, 23 February, 2019
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Crafting Your Extraordinary Story From Your ‘Mundane’ Life

“I don’t know what to write for my personal essay; my life is so mundane.” If this thought crosses your mind as you stare at a blank document page, hoping inspiration will strike so that you can impress the college of your dreams, you’re in…

At 2:28 am Sunday, 17 February, 2019
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Understanding Financial Aid

As you probably know, college tuition has been rising steeply for the last several decades. The price of education can present a significant challenge to many ordinary families, and you may have worries about how to pay for tuition as well as other costs associated…

At 4:18 am Friday, 15 February, 2019
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How do you know college is right for you?

We make decisions every day. However, one of the first major decisions that you will have to make is selecting which college to attend. Even if you have a good idea of where you want to go, it’s not a matter to take lightly. You…

At 2:52 pm Friday, 8 February, 2019
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Should You Consider Online College?

  Deciding on a college is a huge step. There are so many elements to take into consideration, no wonder it’s overwhelming! And with the price of admission rising, the stress is only getting worse. However, there is an alternative to attending classes in person:…

At 9:38 pm Saturday, 2 February, 2019
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The Application Process: A Timeline

The Application Process: A Timeline   If you are considering applying to community college, some schools simply require that you enroll before classes start. Other schools may require you to enroll at least two or three weeks before the term starts; in order to ensure…

At 2:34 pm Saturday, 2 February, 2019
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Free SAT Resources

Free (SAT) Resources That Actually Help   When studying for the SAT, resources are necessary. Free resources are great. However, the true gems are the free resources that actually help. As you gear up to take the test, you’re already spending money on the official…

At 10:40 pm Saturday, 26 January, 2019
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The Role of 7 Character Strengths in the College Application Process     The VIA Character Institute lists seven character strengths that can make a big difference in a person’s success. These character strengths can be empowering in all aspects of your life, but become…

At 8:25 pm Saturday, 26 January, 2019
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SAT Goals: Using A Timeline

  SAT Goal Setting: What You Should Do (and what not to do)   The goal of taking the SAT is pretty straightforward; receive the highest score possible. The strategy to achieve that, however, is not nearly as clear. One way to reduce both the…