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Category: College Admissions

Molly Kiefer

MIT Admissions: The SAT, ACT Scores, and GPA You Need to Get In

Everything you need to know about how to get into MIT, including the most recent data on MIT admissions, MIT SAT scores, MIT ACT scores, and more!

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Nadyja Von Ebers

Stanford Admissions: The SAT Scores, ACT Scores, and GPA You Need to Get in

Wondering how to get into Stanford University? This post gives you an idea of the SAT scores, ACT scores, and GPA you would need to get in.

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Nadyja Von Ebers

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College

A letter of recommendation is one of the most important components of your college application. In this post, you’ll learn how to ask for a letter of recommendation, what should be included in your letter, and the answers to other frequently asked questions.

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Nadyja Von Ebers

How To Calculate Your GPA (Bonus GPA Calculator Worksheet)

You probably know that your GPA plays a huge role in high school and your college applications. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, we’ll explain everything you need to know about grade point averages, and show you how to calculate GPA results on your own with Magoosh’s free, downloadable GPA calculator.

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Nadyja Von Ebers

The 2018-19 Common App Essay: How to Write a Great Essay That Will Get You Accepted

One of the steps in the college application process is completing the Common App essay. While it may sound intimidating, the Common Application essay is easy to ace if you know how to approach it. We’ll break down what the essay is, how to write one, share Common App essay examples, and more!

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Molly Kiefer

NYU SAT and ACT Scores: What You Need to Get In

Everything you need to know about current NYU SAT scores (and ACT scores too!) plus advice on how to get your own scores where you want them.

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College Essay Myth #4: There is a “Right” Way to Write a College Essay!

When it comes to the college application essay, there is a lot of misinformation out there that will take you off track. This could prevent you from dazzling admissions with your topic and impressing them with a great story. Your job is to separate the myths from the facts, and be careful of where you […]

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5 Tips to Building a Better College Application

Creating the best possible college application is one of the most important things you will ever do – after all, your future depends on it. If your application is not solid, you may not get into the university of your choice. Rather than take any chances, take our advice: here are five ways you can […]

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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College Essay Myth #3: Colleges Can’t Tell If Someone Helps Too Much on the Essay!

Rising seniors, we’re back with Myth No. 3. We’ve explained that the topic does not need to be impressive, and that the essay should not sound like your favorite writer or college professor. What’s left? Here’s No. 3: Myth 3: Admissions officers will never know if a parent, tutor, teacher or college coach has “helped” […]

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