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Where Should I Apply To College?

One of the most important factors you’ll consider when choosing a college is the type of college that best fits your academic interests, personal interests, and even your personality.  This decision is vital because it will affect the next 4 years of your life.  Here is a list of some factors to help you narrow […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Letters of Recommendation

Almost every college and university requires you to submit at least one recommendation letter.  College admissions take these letters very seriously, so it in your best interest to secure great letters of recommendation from people who know you very well. How many recommendations do I need to send to the college? Generally, most colleges want […]

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Time Management Tips for the SAT

With a time frame of nearly four hours to complete nine sections, the SAT is a big test; especially if you consider the weight that the SAT has on your college admissions. Performing well on the SAT requires you to master a number of skills in addition to knowing the actual information on the test. […]

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Common College Application Mistakes

Senior year can be incredibly hectic and stressful, but don’t let that affect the quality of your college applications.  Take your time and pay attention to details – both big and small – and plan ahead so you don’t go over the deadlines.   Here’s a list of some of the more common college application mistakes. […]

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Leaving a Good Impression with a College Representative

According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, about 50% of colleges claim that a student’s demonstrated, sincere interest in the school can be highly important in the admissions process.  There are a number of ways to demonstrate that your interest is more than just superficial. ·      Arrive early. On the day of the […]

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Tips To Get Accepted into an Ivy League University

The 8 universities that comprise the Ivy League have a reputation for their academic rigor, professional achievement and selectivity. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Ivy League schools received more than 200,000 applications for the class of 2013. Only 11.9 percent of these applicants were accepted. Of the 200,000 applicants, it is probably […]

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Frequently Asked Questions for the ACT

What subjects does the ACT test in? The ACT consists of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT plus writing includes all four of the subjects and a 30 minute written essay. The format is 215 multiple choice questions in a given time of 3 and a half hours (or 4 hours if you are […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about the SAT

How important is the SAT? The SAT is used by the admission boards to predict how well a student will perform in college.  If you are seeking admission into a certain program, such as the school of journalism,  your critical reading and writing skills sections will probably be more heavily scrutinized than your math score. […]

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Top 4 Common College Interview Mistakes

The college interview is a good precursor to your first real job interview.  Both interviews have profound implications for your future.  In that regard, consider preparing for the interview as if you were trying to land your dream job.  The college interview process can be stressful, but remember that the college is also trying to […]

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Why should you go to private school?

Thinking about boarding school can be as overwhelming as it is exciting for both student and parent. As a student, the chance to experience a parent-free campus life before college is liberating, while to a parent it seems terrifying to let their child away from home for so long to pursue such an ambitious achievement. […]

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