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What to do When your dream college says no

What To Do When Your Dream College Says No

You have the letter in your hand. You’re staring at your name neatly printed on the envelope, the logo of your dream college on the left-hand corner, and the envelope feels heavier than it is as if it’s holding your dreams along with the answer….

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13 Apr
Exploring Gap Year Options

Exploring Gap Year Options

In recent years, more students are rethinking the traditional path from high school to college. Malia Obama notably took a gap year before matriculating into Harvard, and in some countries such as Norway and Denmark, as many as 50% of teens take a gap year…

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06 Apr
Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates

Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates

Student loans seem like a necessary evil, one you grudgingly accept to move forward in getting your degree. While they do provide the opportunity to pursue higher education, it is extremely important to understand exactly what makes them so tricky. Taking out a loan for…

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06 Apr

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Extracurricular Activities

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…

Grades & Academics

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…

Extracurricular Activities, Personal Growth

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…

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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…

School Selection

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:…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

At 2:45 pm Friday, 8 February, 2019
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Guide to Standardized Tests

Even as more colleges go test-optional, the majority of schools require applicants to submit an ACT or SAT score. What is the difference between these tests? How should you choose which test to take, or which score to submit? And what does all this have…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep, School Selection

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…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

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…

Personal Growth, School Selection

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…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

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…