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Five Reasons to Join Clubs in College

Starting college not knowing anyone can be a daunting experience. You are experiencing a completely new environment with people you’ve never met before. Clubs help you in this area by connecting you to other students with similar interests as you.

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It’s Never Too Early for Experience

Think you’re too young to start job searching? Think again! Internships, volunteering, job shadowing — there is no such thing as too early in your education to think about these words. Whether you’re a freshman in high school, a senior in high school or senior in college, these are the experiences you need to help […]

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Tips For Choosing Your College Essay Topic

Where to start with those college essays—that is the question. If you’re stuck on what exactly to write about, this is the post for you! Your college essay — probably the most daunting, dreaded and time-consuming part of the college application process. You might find yourself asking: What am I supposed to write about? How […]

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Want a well-rounded college application? Join the club.

All college applicants have heard that their applications absolutely have to be “well-rounded”. But what does that even mean? Luckily, our friends at NextStepU.com are here to show us how “well-rounded” isn’t the same for everyone, and how to make it work for you. Sometimes when you are researching colleges, it seems like you need […]

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Take Two: What To Do When Taking the SAT the Second Time Around

Some students need a trial run to understand just how challenging the SAT really is. Taking the SAT a second time is just fine, as long as you learn from past mistakes. Ali Sewalt, from NextStepU.com, is here with some helpful advice. When it comes to standardized testing like the SAT & ACT, testing twice […]

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High Scores Mean More Than Acceptance Letters

Need some more incentive to study for your SAT? NextStepU is here to tell you how good SAT scores can help you land a scholarship, and potentially save you thousands of dollars in student loans. Standardized tests are becoming less important to the admissions process. More colleges are realizing that a student’s academic success cannot […]

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Application checklist: 10 things you might still need to do!

Here’s some great advice from Rachel Montpelier at NextStepU! We are in the middle of October and you should aim to get your college applications done and sent out around Thanksgiving. Here is a list of what you might need to know about, and still need to include in your application: 1. Knowledge of Common […]

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What should you discuss during your college interview?

Here’s a great blog post from our new friends over at NextStepU! Check it out: Fall is here and that means it is college application time! If you’re planning on scheduling a college interview, you might be a little nervous. To put you at ease, here’s a list of things to talk about during the […]

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