The Basics of Early Action Admissions -- Not for the Faint of Heart.

In the college admissions cycle, we could all use a little more peace of mind. Even though applying Early Action means getting your essays and applications together in a shorter timespan, the work upfront turns out to be worth it. In the long run, you can rest assured once you submit your applications, knowing that you’ll get a response sooner than you would have with regular or rolling admissions.

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Starting High School? Here are 4 Tips to Get You Going on the Right Foot

We’re not saying you have to start stressing about applying to college one day. (Please don’t stress! There will be plenty of time for that later). But, it’s much easier to maintain your GPA than it is to bring your grades up. Just like it’s much easier to gradually add responsibilities and activities to your plate, instead of signing up for anything and everything and risking complete burnout.

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50 Questions to Ask Next on Your Next College Tour

A college tour is your opportunity to get to know the campus and start picturing yourself as a student there. You can research colleges for weeks on end, but nothing beats the experience of walking on campus and seeing the college with your own eyes. Many students know as soon as they step foot on campus whether or not they see themselves attending.

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Thinking about Applying Early Decision? Here’s Everything You Need to Know about How ED Works

Around 450 colleges have Early Decision. For  When you’re certain about where you want to go and wanting to avoid the added stress of waiting for an admissions decision, applying ED might be the way to go. Find out more about ED below.

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The Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad (+ Popular Programs to Consider)

Year after year, the number of students studying abroad continues to increase. Personal and professional development aside, study abroad gives students the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime

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Rising Seniors: Essential Resources, Dates, and Deadlines to Gear Up for College Application Season

We don’t want to think about summer ending either. But to make sure you’re ready for what’s ahead, we broke down some of the resources and important dates for you to be aware of as we enter the college application season.

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What is a Holistic Review? All Your Questions Answered

At this point, most US colleges have implemented a holistic approach to their college admissions process. Instead of focusing on a number, admissions committees aim to understand who applicants are as individuals, specifically what they’re going to bring to the classroom and the campus community.

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Should I Take an SAT Subject Test? Here’s When the Answer Should Be Yes.

Deciding whether or not to take a Subject Test? If you’re worried about adding another test to your junior or senior year, don’t panic! Luckily, many colleges do not require the SAT Subject Tests. Requirements vary program to program, but in a lot of cases, it’s up to you whether you want to try out the SAT Subject Tests.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Brainstorming and Starting Your College Essay

We’ve put together a guide to simplify the college essay writing process. Writing your college essay is a gradual process that takes a lot of reflection and time. These steps aren’t intended to be completed in one day or even one week. By following these steps, the writing process will be less stressful. If you’ve been procrastinating, our step-by-step guide will help you get started.

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College Admissions 101: What You Need to Know about the Universal Common Application

Decisions, decisions. Throughout the college application process, it starts to feel like everywhere you turn there’s another decision waiting for you. Of all the decisions, choosing between application types doesn’t have to be stressful. Most of the time, the decision might be made for you, especially if the college you’re interested in only offers one type! Here’s everything you need to know about the Universal Common Application.


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College Admissions 101: How to Make Your College List

If you’re entering your senior year, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the college admissions timeline. The College Board recommends students apply to 4-8 schools. According to C2Education, approximately a third of all high school students apply to 7 or more colleges. By September, you should have a running list of colleges that you’re interested in before narrowing them down to your top schools.

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I Did the Transition from Military to College. Here are the Strategies I Used to Write My Personal Statements

While I work as a college admissions coach now, I used to be in the Army -- for six whole years! So when I write, at work especially, I tend to default to the concise, bottom line up front (BLUF), way of writing we use in the military for evaluation reports, operations orders, and basically everything else.

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College Bound: 3 Tangible Ways to Get the Most of Your Summer Internship or Job

Summer jobs and internships are a great way to make money and narrow down your career path. If you’re working at a nursing home, maybe you’ll learn that you want to study social work when you get to college. If you’re an intern at a startup, maybe you’ll realize you want to study marketing instead of biology. Either way, you definitely don’t want to go through your internship without getting anything out of it besides a paycheck.

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10 Exciting Majors for STEM Students to Consider Pursuing in College

It’s the question everyone dreads. “What are you going to study?” You worry you’ll change your mind; you worry you won’t pick the right choice.  If your answer is “I don’t know, but I know I want to work in STEM,” this article will help you realize there are plenty of options for you to consider.


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The 8 Best Websites for College Scholarships in 2019 (and 3 Honorable Mentions)

There are a ton of scholarship websites out there and it’s hard to know which ones are legit and which are well-cloaked scams. So, I felt the need to put together a list of websites I’ve personally used and vetted (mostly as a recent grad student). Below is a list of my favorites for 2019.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap: How QuestBridge is Helping Low-Income + “A” Grade Students Beat Admissions Odds

Did you know that the majority of low-income, qualified students don’t apply to top colleges? With high grades and academic achievements, many would be as competitive as their peers at the most selective schools, including Ivy League institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Yet, a number of socioeconomic factors either dissuade or prevent low-income students from applying to these schools. In comes QuestBridge.

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Should I Take AP Classes in High School? 4 Pros & Cons to Consider Before You Make a Decision

Balancing extracurricular activities and academics is hard enough. With the added rigor of an AP course, and the stress that comes along with it, deciding to enroll isn’t to be taken lightly. Below, we’ll walk you through the pros and cons to help you decide.

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6 Tried and True Ways Full-Time Students Can Work Part-Time and Pay for College in 2019

Textbooks, coffee, student activities, Spring Breaks--college expenses add up quickly. Whether you’re looking to save up for a weekend trip or paying your way through school, you have a few options for working while studying full-time.

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