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Reconsidering Standardized Testing

In the wake of coronavirus, colleges and universities across the US have reconsidered their testing policies - most have gone test-optional. So, what does this mean for students applying to college? Should students not take standardized tests at ...
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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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Common Questions About the CSS Profile and IDOC

The CSS Profile is an additional standardized financial form that is required at over 400 colleges and universities across the country - and a little less than ...
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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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What Do Colleges Want to See In An Essay?

Writing a college essay that satisfies the application requirement is relatively easy. Crafting an essay that can be the tipping point in the application process, ...
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Fall College Planning: Tips for Submitting College Applications

The start of a new school year is here. If you’re a high school senior considering applying to college, it’s important to be organized and purposeful in your final ...
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The Beginning Stages of Creating a College List

If you’re a rising high school senior that is considering applying to colleges in the fall, now is the time that your college list will take form. Developing a ...
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How to Make the College Interview Work for You

Historically, the college interview has always been a good way for institutions to become familiar with you - the student. With more students applying to more ...
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Keys to Writing a Winning College Essay

The first half of 2020 has proven to be quite a challenging time for our global community, bringing with it unprecedented health, personal, and economic hardships. As ...
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Need-Blind vs Need-Aware and Meeting Full Financial Need

When it comes time to look into financial aid for college, you’re very likely to come across three terms that seem simple enough but actually aren’t so cut-and-dry. ...
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