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Early Admission Returns to Princeton and Harvard

Last week Princeton and Harvard each announced the return of their early admissions programs. Early admission has not been an option at either school since 2006, when the institutions decided to cancel their programs at the same time. Princeton and Harvard stopped offering early admission with the hope that it would allow students from diverse socioeconomic […]

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Which College Has The Best Food? Does It Matter?

Which college has the best food? When you meet with a college representative, the last question you want to ask is, “So, hey, how is the food?” Fortunately, the Daily Beast has taken the time to help you answer this question. They have prepared a slideshow of the fifteen schools they think have the best […]

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The New AP Exams and College Admissions

I just read an article titled “Rethinking Advanced Placement” in the New York Times by Christopher Drew.  As I read the article, I immediately thought of two significant ideas that will spring forth from the new AP Exams  – unmentioned as they were. First, the new AP Exams will have a significant impact on college […]

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The Perfect College Essay Length

You pass a class – your grades are sent in. You take the ACT/SAT – your scores are sent in. You ask a few teachers – and recommendations are submitted. You write your college essay… and you are the only one who can determine if it is done. Is your essay complete at 400 words? […]

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Students and Internet Addiction: Is It A Problem?

Computers, technology, and the internet have become part of a competitive education. A great deal of college work is now done online – from passing in papers, to class discussion threads, and social networking. These innovations have created new ways to learn and interact with other students and teachers. New spaces online can be important […]

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Recommendations Part 2: Asking For A Recommendation

While there is a fine line between asking for a recommendation and telling your recommender what to write (hint: requesting anything specific is a big no-no) there are steps you can take to help your recommender write a good recommendation. The first thing to remember is that this person is doing a favor on your […]

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SAT and ACT Summer Prep Programs

Here’s some information for students looking for SAT and ACT Summer prep programs. If you’re looking for a fun, interactive SAT and ACT summer courses, contact Top Test Prep today at (800) 501-7737.

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What Is Behind Rising Tuition Costs?

Between overall economic trends and steep increases in college tuition, there have been hints of a tuition cost bubble. One of the main concerns is that the rise of college costs outpaces overall Consumer Price Index rates and inflation. Although worries over bubbles and general rising costs persist, the benefits of going to college continue […]

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Recommendations Part 1: Who Should Write Your Recommendation

Getting recommendations can be one of the most difficult aspects of the college admissions process. It is the first point where your application is out of your control. What if the person says something negative? What if they don’t write about the amazing work you did on a project? What if they fail to get […]

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Close to Home, or Far away on Your Own?

The idea of leaving for college is a popular symbol for independence, growing into one’s self, and finding new social networks and outlets. What if you decide to go to college close to home – or even – what if you decide to live at home and commute? Instead of hampering your college experience, it […]

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