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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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Key Themes from This Year's Recruitment Cycle

Last month we met with some of our Launch Partner Program colleges to discuss their biggest challenges and successes in admissions over the past year as they shifted ...
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Recruiting Gen Z: Best Practices for Prospective Student Communications

This summer we surveyed high school students using Scoir about their college search to gain insights into the resources they rely on, what matters most, and the ...
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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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Disrupted: A College Admission Season Unlike Any Other

March 13, 2020—Friday the 13th, nonetheless—will long be remembered, in a cruel and prophetic twist of irony, as the date when the emerging coronavirus pandemic shut ...
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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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How To Write Recommendation Letters for Your Students

The weight and responsibility of assisting Title 1 students through the college admissions process is heavy. As counselors, we want to do our best to help bridge ...
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