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How Do AP Scores Affect College Admissions?

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 […]

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Need a job this summer? Here’s how to find one!

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 […]

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Top 10 Study Tips

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 […]

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College Prep for Juniors

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 […]

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Will a Great Essay Get Me Into College?

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 […]

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How to Make Your Essay Not Boring

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. […]

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