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 that the essay is the “most important part of your college application.” Johns ...
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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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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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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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Is College Regulated? How Accreditation Agencies Ensure a Quality Education

Earning a college degree can be as much of an investment as purchasing a car or even mortgaging a home, but what if that costly diploma doesn’t hold as much value as ...
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6 Ways to Make the Most out of Your High School Summers

While writing this blog post, Alice Cooper’s song “School’s Out for Summer” has been playing on repeat in my head. I have visions of high school students running out ...
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