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Category: College Preparation

Nadira Berman

The Best Ways To Academically Prepare For College In High School

College courses are definitely harder than high school classes, but if you have the right study strategies, you can succeed. Get in the college academic mindset while still in high school, and the transition will be a lot easier.

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Nadira Berman

What You Need To Know About Summer Pre-College Programs

Nowadays, pre-college programs have become one of the most popular ways academically competitive high school students spend their summers. The programs tend to involve students taking a course at a university, with most staying in the dorms throughout the duration of the course. In some cases, participants can gain college credit. If not, they are given a certificate of completion and an evaluation from their instructor at the end of the session.

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Dana Sinclair

3 Best Places to Look For College Scholarships

With College application season starting, scholarship season follows closely behind. Whether you are a senior planning for the years to come or a current college student seeking additional scholarships, these sites will direct you to countless scholarships that you qualify for, for free!

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Myka Yamasaki

Alternatives to College Tours

Driving and flying across the country to visit all the colleges you are interested in is not always a possibility. College visits can be expensive and it takes a lot of time to travel. If you are someone who can’t go on college visits, this post is for you. There is no need to worry! You can find the colleges for you by taking advantage of the internet. Here are a few resources to look into:

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Guest Author

Read What These Admissions Officers Have to Say About Application Essays

Enjoy this post by Alex Thaler, the founder of Zoomita, and an expert in college admissions essays!   As the founder of a site that helps students organize their application essays, I get a lot of essay-related questions. One that comes up a lot is “what will the admissions committee think about my essay?” Wouldn’t […]

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Rita Neumann

What Should I Major In?

Picking your major is an exciting process. There really is no wrong choice, and your decision depends entirely on your own strengths, interests, and dreams for the future. Use this flowchart infographic to figure out what you should major in! Then comment to let us know what you got.

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Elise Gout

Admissions Advisors May Search Your Social Media

Yup, you read that right. We technology-savvy millenials have all heard (over the sound of our own tweeting) the warning, “Be careful what you post.” And it turns out, when it comes to college application season, those five words ought to be engraved onto our iPhones.

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Elise Gout

Make Your College Move Easier

When it comes to collecting dorm decor – I basically become a five-year-old boy given a box of Legos and told to construct his dream mansion. Will my single be that perfect crossover of “yoga loving, beach hippie meets bearded, urban hipster”? Yes. And will I go overboard in buying things to make that happen? Most definitely.

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Nadira Berman

PathSource App Review: Find Your Perfect Career

Being a teenager is confusing. This is the time when we have to figure out what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives and pick a college that will help us do it. But luckily PathSource, a career navigation iOS app, is here to help.

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Nadira Berman

Check Out Magoosh Vocabulary for Google Chrome!

Do you feel like you never have enough time in your life to spend studying for the SAT? Does sitting down to go over flashcards seem impossible when you’re trying to balance school, college apps and extracurricular activities? Well Magoosh’s new vocabulary extension for Chrome may be your solution! It’s simple but effective. Every time […]

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