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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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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How Important Are SAT Scores When It Comes to College Admissions?

We often get asked just how important SAT scores are when it comes to college admissions (or ACT scores depending on the school). The answer depends on several different factors: The school – Some colleges care more than others. If the average SAT score of students accepted at a school is 1500, you might struggle […]

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Lessons to Learn from the College Admissions Scandal

Whether you were shocked or not to learn that corruption dictates how some of the elite attend the top schools in the nation, there are a few things that your family can take away from the whole ordeal. Here are a few lessons to learn from the college admissions scandal. Your family should define what […]

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Tips for De-Stressing the College Admissions Process

Applying for college can be one of the most stressful times in a young person’s life. How can you cut down on the stress and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times for a young man or woman? Here are a few tips: Don’t wait until the last minute – Much of […]

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Employ These Tips to Enhance Your College Application Essays

Writing an essay may be just one part of the college admission process, but it can be one of the most nerve-wracking ones, especially since it is viewed as being the most important part of the application. Here are a few tips to help you relax and write the best possible essay you can. Start […]

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