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Course Selection: Why Your High School Class Decisions are Important

For many high schools, course selection for the next school year begins as early as January. So, the fall is often a good time to contemplate your next steps. While electives and core classes may vary from school to school, there are a few good ...
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Seniors: Here’s What to Focus on in February

February of your senior year of high school can be a quiet, yet intense time if you’re a college-bound student. At this point, your difficult application work is ...
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A Guide for High School Students: Evaluating College Summer Programs

The start of the year is an excellent time to give some thought to how you want to spend your high school summer. In particular, if you’re considering attending a ...
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Deferred or Waitlisted: Understanding These Terms and Planning Your Next Steps

For many of us, the process of applying to college is uncharted territory. Even if you’re surrounded by family and friends who attended college, getting a full grasp ...
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Reacting to ED & EA Decision Letters: Plan Your Next Steps

It's that time of year for all things jolly and bright—a time for breaks from school (and work) and holiday gatherings with family and friends. And it is a time for ...
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The 6 Critical Components of College Applications

If you assume that grades, test scores, and transcripts are the only items that matter to admission officers, you’re missing the whole picture. We’d like to draw your ...
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Introducing: Inside College Admissions - A Podcast Presented by Scoir

We're excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast: Inside College Admissions!  As part of Scoir's mission to create a holistic college admissions network, ...
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What to Know About Honors Colleges & Residential Colleges

If you’re 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 ...
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FAFSA & CSS Profile - A Straightforward Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

Financial aid for college is available through several different sources. Understanding each source is paramount in minimizing the cost of college. According to the ...
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Fall College Planning Tips: Preparing for College Application Season

With a new school year underway, so begins the next college application season. Over the coming months, high school students need to establish a pace of good ...
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