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Your Best Tool For the College Application Process and Beyond: Your Personality

You're one of over 20 million. Research from the National Center for Education Statistics projects that an estimated 20.7 million students will be enrolling in colleges and universities in 2018. This is intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. You have one tool that nobody else has -- your unique personality. Your personality makes you stand out du...
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Online Presence: The Ultimate Way to Stand Out In the College Admissions Process

Online Presence: The Ultimate Way to Stand Out In the College Admissions Process
​​Opening a college rejection letter is never easy. Yet, after all the hours you and your child spent on applications, one rejection after another finds its way into your mailbox. There's no other way to put it: the college admissions process is brutal. Your child may be an excellent student. She wins awards for her writing, and her recent project ...
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Sophomore Year: Top Five Keys to Success πŸ—πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“

Sophomore Year: Top Five Keys to Success πŸ—πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“
Last week, we discussed five things ninth graders should do to ensure success their freshman year and to lead to continued accomplishments throughout their high school and post-secondary careers. This week, we are moving on: sophomores, it's your turn.Yes, you're only in tenth grade. Yes, you are not even halfway to high school graduation. Yes, you...
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Recommendation Letters: A Guide for Educators

Recommendation Letters: A Guide for Educators
First things first, I must applaud those of you who work in the pursuit of shaping the minds of young, angsty teenagers. This truly is a noble profession, one in which there is little recognition or commendation. At the same time, high school seniors and juniors face the stress of growing up and applying to college under the overwhelming blanket o...
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How to Prepare For Your Freshman Year

How to Prepare For Your Freshman Year
The summer after high school graduation truly is a magical time; you're stuffed to the brim with grad-party food, your responsibilities have all but blown away with the end of high school, and you're looking forward to a huge life change. These three months can be daunting as you look to the future of uncertainty, but there are things you can do to...
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7 SAT Study Tips That I Use For Success

7 SAT Study Tips That I Use For Success
Never is it too late to start studying for the mandatory SAT test. Colleges take these scores to reflect where you are academically. Based on your score, along with many other factors like your transcript and extracurriculars, they will either accept or reject. This is why studying for the SAT is mandatory, great colleges want great scores. Here ar...
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Recommendation Letter Etiquette

Recommendation Letter Etiquette
Whether you're applying to a summer internship, preparatory school or job, a letter of recommendation is an important part of many applications. But asking for a LOR can be almost as stressful as the recommendation process. Here are a few tips we hope will help:​Ask Early Asking early is important for many reasons. First, you want to make sure that...
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Why All College Applicants Should Have A Resume

Why All College Applicants Should Have A Resume
The college application process is multifaceted and difficult. Having a prepared resume or portfolio is one of the best ways to help yourself have a smooth application process. Here's how it'll help: The Application itself→ College applications all have one thing in common: they start out blank. Having your resume by your side will save you time w...
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5 Ways To Make Your College Application Stand Out

5 Ways To Make Your College Application Stand Out
Last year, Princeton University accepted seven percent of applicants into their class of 2019. While according U.S. News and World Report, Princeton is the most selective of national universities, other schools don't far too far behind in their low acceptance rates. With more and more international and domestic students applying to the same schools...
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College Preparation - What You Should Be Doing When

College Preparation - What You Should Be Doing When
The future is a scary thing, but one thing that could make it a little less scary is being prepared. Here's a helpful timeline of what you should be doing to be prepared for your future and when you should be doing them.Middle School: Middle school is a good time to set yourself up for good study and time management habits. Fill up your schedule wi...
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Summer Volunteer Programs That Turn Admission Officers' Heads

Summer Volunteer Programs That Turn Admission Officers' Heads
It's the first day of summer. You roll out of bed at 10am, grab a box of cereal and spend the rest of your day eating while watching movies on Netflix. You promise that you'll do something important tomorrow, but this is how you end up spending the next two and a half months of summer.Don't let this be your summer. Explore some of the following vol...
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5 Steps To Becoming A Leader

5 Steps To Becoming A Leader
Everyone is always telling you about the importance of leadership experience but no one is ever telling you how to get a leadership position. Well, lucky for you, here are 5 tips that will help you be the leader: Be a dedicated member of the organizationYou can't expect to be the leader if you haven't been a follower first. While not always a requi...
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5 Reasons You Need A Role Model

5 Reasons You Need A Role Model
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question most students have heard and most likely thought about for a long time. But have you ever thought about who you want to be when you grow up? Having plans for the job you hope to pursue in the future is important, but so is having a person whose values and actions you can emulate. Role models ...
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5 Ways To Be A Problem Finder

5 Ways To Be A Problem Finder
Problem solving is a necessary life skill. But the first step of problem solving can often be the most difficult: identifying the problem. Here's 5 tips that will help you be a problem finder:Define "problem" in your own wordsWhile we know the traditional definition of a problem, a problem as you face is a barrier that is hindering you from complet...
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Why lead when you can follow?

Why lead when you can follow?
Why lead when you can follow? Afterall, being a leader is a lot of work. Plus, trying to assume a position of leadership puts you in a vulnerable position; what if you don't make it? Is it really worth the rejection? Well, I'm here to give you a few reasons you should be a leader, not a follower.Develop Communication SkillsBeing a leader often mean...
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