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How Students Choose Their Colleges

Talking to students informally about the rationale behind their college choices, one gets a wide array of answers including finances, academics, and climate. The University of California, Los Angeles’s Higher Education Research Institute has conducted a comprehensive survey of college freshmen for the past forty years which poses this question, among others, to students. The […]

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When to Apply Early Decision vs. Early Action to Colleges

In this article, we discuss when it’s better to apply early decision vs. early action to colleges, and some things for you to consider when applying… What is Early Decision? Recent buzz about the advantages of applying early decision as opposed to regular decision has created confusion among students and their families. They are interested […]

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How to Select Your APs and Honors Courses in High School

How to select your APs/IBs and Honors Courses in High School…(and how many you should take) Recent studies including one conducted by the Department of Education have challenged the value of advanced high school courses. The lines of attack have varied somewhat, but the bottom line is that they don’t carry much “bang for the […]

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How to Compare Research Universities and Small Liberal Arts Colleges

How to Compare Research Universities vs. Small Liberal Arts Colleges:  A guide for applicants    You’re a student or a parent weighing the merits of applying to small liberal arts colleges or larger research universities. A campus visit is crucial as you narrow down your application list. If watching Division I football or finding a […]

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Does Volunteering Help with College Admissions?

Does Volunteering Help with College Admissions? You’re taking challenging classes, studying for the SAT, and your lacrosse season is going well. You’re looking at different colleges and beginning to collect a list of admission requirements. You are in Model U.N. and keep busy with a few extracurricular projects throughout the year – but something seems […]

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Studere, Contendere, Vincere: Top 5 Reasons To Learn A Little Greek And Latin

  “Studere, contendere, vincere – studying, striving, conquering.” Learning a little Latin and Greek might seem like embarking on an extraneous endeavor when preparing for a test, but the benefits abound. Deciding to research etymology does not mean signing up for a new course or major, either. Here are the top five reasons to spend […]

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How to Get into the Best Schools

Here’s our latest video on “How to Get into the Best Schools” with Top Test Prep’s private tutoring and admissions counseling programs. Top Test Prep helps hundreds of families each year get into top private schools, colleges and grad schools, with admissions and test preparation. For more information, call (800) 501-Prep or visit Top Test […]

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Ivy League Early Decision/Early Action

Early Decision and Early Action | College Admissions Information on Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn and Yale Brown University Regular Application Deadline, January 1 Regular Admission Decisions sent in April Yes, Early Decision Accepted (send application by November 1) Average Acceptance Rate, 15% Early Decision Acceptance Rate, 22% Columbia University […]

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How to Get Into Top Colleges

Here’s some information on how to get into top colleges and universities. Top Test Prep‘s admissions experts can help you if you’re applying to college and need college admissions counseling. Contact Top Test Prep today by filling out our information form here or calling (800) 501-Prep.

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How to Get Into Top Colleges

Here’s some information on how to get into top colleges. This video explains how one student got into his top college after applying with Top Test Prep’s help. Top Test Prep’s team helps students with their SAT prep, ACT prep and admissions counseling programs. Call (800) 501-Prep for more information on our college admissions programs […]

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