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The application essay is your chance to show admission folks who you are, what you care about, and what you want out of college and life… No pressure. Ahem. Luckily, it’s not as hard as it seems to write a great application essay. After all, you’re telling your story—and no one knows you better than […]
Many high school students choose to take advanced placement (AP) courses and the corresponding tests. But do those AP test scores directly affect admissions decisions? The short answer is no, your AP scores will not usually affect whether you get in or not. However, there are several benefits to submitting your AP scores, especially if you earned a 3 or higher.
By Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Petersons & EssayEdge There have been a number of changes in testing since a group of American universities formed the College Entrance Examination Board, which cooked up the first standardized exam in 1901. On the original test, several of the questions involved Advanced Latin Composition and translating Cicero. In […]
If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, but hesitant about the cost and idea of living so far from home, you should consider earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to obtain a degree from an accredited US school.
Useful tips for getting a head start on college and saving money on tuition. In May, a new report announced that the class of 2015 was the most indebted in U.S. history, with graduates leaving school with an average of $35,051 in debt. On a ten-year repayment plan, that amounts to a payment of $400 […]
Helpful tips for a productive summer from Snagajob! Each year, Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network, surveys employers to gain insight on the summer job market. It looks like the summer of 2015 will be a great one for jobs! We talked to over 1000 employers in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries to find […]
Scared of what you’ll face when you get to college? Don’t worry! Check out this list of 10 tips to help you ace the exams that await you in the future. 🙂 Want to start out college on the right track or just need a productivity boost? Here are a few tips to help you […]
Are you in your junior year of high school yet? Here’s some guidance from College Connections, LLC on how to succeed in–and even enjoy–this potentially hectic year! It’s best for juniors to start their college prep early. There are so many details to consider. If juniors plan properly, they may even enjoy the process. In […]
If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, here’s a short and sweet answer from Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy. The short answer here is: No, an essay won’t get you into college on its own. Your acceptance at most universities is dictated primarily by your GPA, course-load (how hard your classes are) and, to […]
Bored by your own college essay? Here are some tips that will liven it up, from Ethan Sawyer, aka the College Essay Guy! Here are three tips to help you avoid writing an essay that’s, for lack of a better word, boring: 1. Make sure the connections your essay makes are non-obvious and specific. […]