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Posted on Feb 24, 2014 - 09:00 AM | Applying to College

A students stares at a list of colleges and wonders how he can impress each one. While colleges generally look at the same requirements (strength of high-school classes, grades, SAT scores, etc.), they don’t all view them the same way.   So how can you make sure you’re a good fit for the colleges on your list?   How to Put Together a College Resume   Don’t rely on high-school graduation requirements. They’re designed to help you graduate high school, not necessarily get you into the colleges you want. Find out the admissions requirements as th... More

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 - 11:05 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

If you haven’t filed your college application by now, you’re really under the gun. Many colleges have a deadline of this Friday, December 30. End of the year; end of the line. A few will have January deadlines, but after that, you’re officially late.   Is there any way you can possibly fill out 6 or 7 applications with less than a week to go?   Yes, if you use a little ingenuity and apply some of that elbow grease you’ve been putting off.   How to Copy the Common Application   Did you know you can make copies of your Common Application form? ... More

Posted on Dec 02, 2013 - 10:10 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

Difficult Choices Choosing the right college for you is among the most difficult choices you've ever had to make, so it's difficult to get all the information you need into one blog post, but below are some of the most important things you should consider:   Two Tips on Selecting a College   ·        Don’t focus on just one college. You may have always wanted to go to Harvard or Ohio State, but there are thousands of colleges out there (more than 4,000 in the United States alone). By using criteria that’s import... More

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 - 09:35 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

Some mistakes are so small they slip under the radar and some are so common people look for them all the time, which is exactly what college admissions counselors do when they receive your application – they look for certain mistakes.   And these are mistakes you don’t want to make on one of the most important applications of your life – the one that will get you into the college of your dreams.   CommonCollege Application Errors     Application Essay Too Smooth. After reading thousands of application essays, admissions officers know how 17 an... More

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 - 09:15 AM | Applying to College | Comments (3)

We all know the family that started saving for college when their student was in pre-K. They made sure he took the right AP courses and thought nothing but college, college, college.                                                      And then they found out they forgot a few of the other important steps to getting into the college of... More

Posted on Oct 03, 2012 - 07:00 AM | Applying to College

In the fall senior students buckle down and select the colleges they will apply to. During this time some students will consider applying to their top college as an early admissions or early action candidate. Let's take a look at what the difference is and what advantages these early admissions options may give students. There are two early admission plans - early decision and early action. Both will give the students early notification of acceptance to the college but that is where the similarity ends. Early decision is binding, meaning if you are accepted you must atten... More




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