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Category: College Preparation

Nadira Berman

Test Optional Colleges on the Rise

If you just can’t seem to get those SAT scores up, don’t fear! In recent years, many highly-ranked colleges across the country have made the decision not to require standardized testing in their applications. But why? The infamous, nearly four-hour SAT exam has been an integral part of the American college admissions process since the […]

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Nadira Berman

How To Make The Most Of Winter Break

It’s finally winter break (well, for some of us it’s still winter break … for everyone else – I hope you had a good one)! This means fun times with family and friends, along with plenty of good food and relaxation. Although these few weeks are meant to be a break, you can still get […]

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Nadira Berman

How To Decide If A College Is Right For You

So it’s time to start picking out colleges. This is exciting and scary at the same time! You will soon enter a whole new period of your life, when you will likely be living in a different place with people you’ve never met. Of course, you’ve heard of a number of prestigious schools that you […]

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Maddi Lee

First Semester Senior Grades: How Important Are They?

With the holidays just around the corner, first semester is…almost over. For seniors, this is a time of mixed emotions: inexplicable coma-inducing stress as finals sneak up like sadistic ninjas…and tear-inducing joy as the label “second semester senior” becomes less a myth and more an ever-looming reality. This GIF sums up emotions fairly well: But […]

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Nadira Berman

Organization Tips: Surviving College Applications

Dozens of college essays are piling up. You have so much homework. You are totally overwhelmed. How can you possibly submit all of your applications by their deadlines? Looks like it’s time for some… ORGANIZATION. Here are my tips for keeping the application process as stress-free as possible.   Go one school at a time. […]

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Nadira Berman

Secret Extracurriculars: I Can Put THAT on My College Applications?!

Nowadays, every teenager seems to have a schedule full of various activities, from sports to music to community service. Ever since freshman year (or maybe even before then), our parents, teachers, and friends have reminded us that these extracurricular pursuits “will look good on college applications.” If you worry that you will not have enough […]

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Chris Lele

What Kind of Test Prep is Best for Your Child?

You may have a child who is 6’6 and the star basketball player at his school. Or your child might come in a few inches short of the average and make up what he lacks on the court with some pretty mean dance moves. Such variability in height is apparent to everyone. But when it […]

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Nadira Berman

Important Reminders for Seniors Stressing About College

At this point in the semester, most seniors are working hard on their college applications. As if the stress of this extra workload on top of homework wasn’t enough, there is an unspoken pressure coming from our classmates, parents, and friends. Like it or not, we know that people will judge us based on the […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Magoosh + CollegeXpress: High Schooler’s Guide to the Future

Hey there, college-bound high school students! We’re excited to announce our new “High Schooler’s Guide to the Future” eBook that we made just for you. We teamed up with our friends at CollegeXpress (they know a TON about college applications!) to produce this eBook. And combined with our expertise on test prep, we’re confident that […]

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Guest Author

Great Scholarship Advice for the B Student

What if you’re not a straight-A student? Can you still earn scholarships to pay for your dream school? Lynn O’Shaughnessy of TheCollegeSolution.com says “Definitely!” and explains how to do it. If you’re a “B” student, you may have more options than you might assume. Don’t believe me? Here is a story of a young woman […]

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