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I finally submitted my college applications! Now what?

    The essays are done. The scores are in. Your college application is signed, sealed, and delivered to the schools of your dreams. And now, the hard part. The wait until Spring for college decisions may seem overwhelming, but there are a few things you should do in the meantime. Maybe they’ll take your […]

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ACT vs SAT: which should you take?

Students often wonder which test is better suited for them when applying to college – the ACT or the SAT? What are the differences, if any, between these two tests?  Do they need to take these two tests?  These are all important questions since students’ SAT and ACT scores play a prominent part in their […]

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How to Succeed in Your Online Course

Online courses are revolutionizing our education system, but that doesn’t mean they are free of typical pitfalls students face in the classroom. As you prepare to take an online course, whether it’s for fun or for academic reasons, make sure you avoid these common mistakes. Time Management This challenge comes first because it is arguably […]

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Private Tutoring and Test Prep: a Beautiful Partnership

These days, there is no shortage of test preparation strategies out there. You can buy workbooks, practice tests and advice books, and the Internet is jam-packed with all kinds of blogs and websites filled with pointers and how-tos. With all that information out there, does private tutoring for a test like the ACT, SAT, GMAT […]

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Planning Your Senior Year of High School

There’s a lot going on during everyone’s senior year of high school, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. While you have some free time this summer, take a minute to plan out your college admissions calendar, paying attention to the application deadlines at the colleges on your list. Here is a basic outline of the […]

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How to Calculate Your EFC and True Cost of College

Here’s a helpful article on financial aid and your expected family contribution. We hope this helps you calculate the cost of college! What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? The EFC “is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law.” Source: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/fftoc01g.htm. In a nutshell, it […]

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Things to Consider When Choosing a College: Compare Reputation with Cost and Majors

The topic of today’s blog post is comparing a school’s reputation versus cost and majors – extremely important factors that go into making your college choices. With nearly 6000 higher education institutions in the United States, college-bound seniors have quite a few choices of colleges and universities to sift through to pare down their choices […]

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Top 5 Boarding School Admissions and Application Tips

If you’re applying to boarding schools, there are a few quick admissions tips to help you navigate the private school admissions process and applications. (1) Narrow your list of boarding schools to 10 max. It’s very important to channel your energy into applying to fewer schools, than you would when you apply to colleges or graduate schools. Further, you’re younger […]

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The Best Small Liberal Arts Colleges

The Five Elite Small Liberal Arts Colleges; also, info on Liberal Arts Colleges’ Financial Aid Packages As college sticker prices seemingly climb into the stratosphere, there are elite small liberal arts colleges which offer a better deal more than They place students in the best jobs and graduate programs while offering generous financial aid packages. […]

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Early Decision and Early Action Applications at Elite American Universities

Here are some numbers for the 2012 – 2013 early decision/early action admissions cycle: As the deadlines approach for early decision and early action applicants at America’s most competitive universities, a few institutions have released application figures. They indicate significant increases in applications over previous years. Early decision university applicants are contractually required to attend […]

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