What to Know About Honors Colleges & Residential Colleges

For students in the process of selecting and applying to colleges, it’s important to be aware of certain opportunities that aren't well publicized and aren't captured by the typical size-type-location selection criteria. Within the larger scope ...
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Don't Be Afraid of the College Essay - It's Your Time To Shine!

No college application is complete without an essay. In his article Confessions of a Former Admissions Officer, Ed Boland, a former admissions officer at Yale, says ...
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Confused by “Score Choice, Superscoring, and Test Flexible”? We Can Explain.

  Most people who are venturing into the college admission process have heard about the SAT and the ACT tests. For many, their knowledge ends there. Most are confused ...
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College Decision Day! Parents, Don't Be Afraid to Let Go

Decision time is just around the corner, and many students are still uncertain about which college they will attend. What makes this year even more difficult is the ...
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5 Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation (Helpful Form Included)

Imagine that you are a dedicated high school teacher, one who cares about the students, makes personal connections, and meticulously prepares every lesson. Now ...
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Interested in a Gap Year? Why It Might Be the Best Decision for You

For many parents, it might be a daunting idea to let their son or daughter take a gap year off of school before leaving for college. Most parents worry that their ...
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SAT Subject Tests: Who Should Take Them? And When?

While most college-bound students have heard of the SAT and the ACT tests, many are unsure of what the SAT Subject Tests are, who should take them, and when they ...
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On a College’s Waitlist? The Reality of Getting Accepted

Receiving the letter that you have been waitlisted can be one of the most frustrating parts of the college admission process, especially if that letter is from your ...
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Can Residential Colleges and Living Learning Communities Enhance Your College Experience?

When most people think about living on campus, they think about the traditional college dorm with beds bunked over desks, shared bathrooms, and a Residential ...
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Safety/Level/Reach: 5 Factors in Creating the Best College List for You

Starting the college search process is often an emotional experience for students and parents alike. While some students start making lists in 8th grade, others will ...
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