Use Coronavirus Isolation Time to Practice Your Essay Writing Skills

We know it’s a tough time of year to be stuck indoors, but think of this as an opportunity. By practicing your essay skills now, you may get into the school you’ve been dreaming about. Here are a few skills to practice that might just give you the edge that you need when it is […]

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Class of 2021 College Application Season Preparation ​

Class of 2021 Application Season Preparation In less than 11 months, the Class of 2021 students will be done with their college applications and will begin receiving their early action application results shortly after. Here are a few things  to start focusing on to ensure you’ll be ready to begin the applications! 1. Project your […]

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How to Get a Competitive College Profile

College admissions officers are going to be looking at your entire student profile to decide if you are a good fit for the institution. While the essay is really important, we want to take some time to discuss other important aspects of your profile. Here are a few things you can do to boost your […]

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What to Do if Your College Closes

Are you currently going to a college that is closing its doors? Since many colleges and universities are privately run, there is always this risk, especially when it comes to lesser-known schools. What can you do to get your education back on track and deal with loans you may have amassed during your time at […]

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University of Oklahoma Scandal Shakes Up College Rankings

It’s not just wealthy parents trying to rig the system for their kids. Major universities may also fall prey to trying to gain a competitive edge through unsavory means. This latest college scandal shakes up the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which many students and parents use when choosing a school. Here is […]

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University of California Waitlist FAQ

Since just about all of the UC (University of California) campuses use a waitlist process for managing enrollment and transfers (Merced is the one exception), there are a few things that UC students need to know. Here is a quick FAQ: Is there still time to accept my waitlist invitation for this fall? No, unfortunately, […]

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Student Profile Tips for College Hopefuls

A robust student profile is a great way to show universities that you are more than just a good test taker. Here are a few ways to give your student profile a boost, so you can have a competitive advantage when it becomes the time to submit your college admissions applications. Take advanced placement classes […]

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Standardized Tests That College Hopefuls Need to Take

You may dread taking standardized tests, but it is something that simply needs to be done if you hope to further your education after high school. Here are the three types of standardized tests you need to know about, each of which has its own unique benefits when it comes to applying for college. The […]

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Tips for Composing a Letter of Continued Interest to a School that Has Waitlisted You

Are you frustrated because you have been waitlisted by the top schools that you applied to? Did you receive a letter to inform you that your early application has been deferred? These situations can increase the pressure on a young person who is trying to get into a particular school. Is there anything you can […]

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The 3 Things College Admissions Officers Are Looking for in an Essay

College admissions officers are inundated each year with stacks of college applications and the same old hackneyed essays. So how can you make your essay stand out and rise to the top of the pack? While there is no foolproof formula, there are a few things that admission officers are looking for. Write in your […]

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