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Top 10 Most Environmentally Friendly Colleges

The following is an article on the Ten Most Environmentally Conscious Universities… Here’s the college ranking: 1. University of Washington, Seattle The hydro-powered campus runs three farms, an extensive recycling program, and the conservation-research hotbed Pack Forest. 2. Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT The school’s agricultural projects are an experiment in fossil-free farming. Instead of […]

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How to Get the Best College Recommendations

[This article discusses how to approach getting the best college recommendations] College recommendations are an important part of your college application package. Recommendations can set you apart from other applicants and provide the admissions committee with personalized insights. How should you approach them? 1. Read the Fine Print The number of letters required and the […]

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The Right and Wrong Reasons for Selecting a College

[This article helps students understand the right and wrong reasons for selecting a college.] As a college faculty member and administrator for more than a generation and the father of a college student, I have seen too many families choose colleges for the wrong reasons. Here are a few common mistakes students make in choosing […]

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Five New Ways Colleges Are Using Social Media and Technology to Recruit Students

In the competitive world of college recruiting, colleges are increasingly supplementing the traditional printed recruitment mailer with emerging technologies. Five illustrations of this development follow and some discussion of new ways colleges are using social media as a way to recruit students to their campuses: 1. Quick Response Codes Colleges are experimenting with posting Quick […]

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SAT Test Dates (SAT Exam) 2011-2012

Here is a helpful list of SAT test dates if you are taking the SAT Exam in 2011 or 2012: SAT Exam Test Dates, Registration Closes, Late Registration Closes Nov. 5, 2011, 7-Oct-11, 21-Oct-11 December 3, 2011, 8-Nov-11, 20-Nov-11 January 28, 2012, 30-Dec-11, 13-Jan-12 March 10, 2012, 10-Feb-12, 24-Feb-12 May 5, 2012, 6-Apr-12, 20-Apr-12 June […]

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The Best Liberal Arts Colleges: Analysis of Costs, Admissions and Tuition

This article discusses the best liberal arts colleges and topics like costs, admissions, and other topics like tuition. The Challenge: This is seemingly the best of times for the most competitive small liberal arts colleges such as Williams, Middlebury, Bowdoin, and Smith as applications soar and acceptance rates descend to the low double digits. Endowments […]

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How to prepare for your college admissions interview

College interviews are often an integral part of the application process at colleges with competitive admissions processes. College admissions interviews don’t have to be tough! Here’s some help for that all important admissions interview. Four ideas for a successful admissions interview follow. 1. Be an Interesting Interviewee by Getting Out of the Typical Teen-Age Comfort […]

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What to do at a High School “College Visit” Fair

Recommendations for a Successful College Fair Visit As we transition into the fall, the college fair season is also upon us. How can you make the most of this opportunity? The following recommendations should be of assistance in this area. 1. Organize Before You Go Review a list of the participating schools, usually available online […]

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NACAC National Conference!

Top Test Prep is excited to be part of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). Please join us at Booth 1149. We look forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans for the NACAC event.

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A Four Year Plan for Getting into College

Want a four year plan for getting into the best colleges? If you wait until your junior or senior years in high school to prepare for college, you’re behind the curve and the challenge of finding the right institution can be elusive. A four year plan for getting into college and maximizing your potential follows. […]

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