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Category: College Preparation

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Using Social Media to Choose the Right School

We all love social media. We spend time (a lot of time) each day catching up with friends on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. We share photos, videos, and funny memes. But did you know that you can also use social media to help you pick the perfect college? Today, Jeff Anaya is here from […]

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Linda Abraham

The Successful Applicant to Highly Selective Colleges

Putting together your college application means doing more than just going through the motions. To learn more about what makes you stand out to an admissions committee, check out this post from Accepted. I work with really smart high school students every year.  These students have excellent grades in challenging curriculums, strong test scores and […]

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NextStepU

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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Lucas Fink

When Should You Take the SAT?

The College Board administers the SAT most months of the school year. There’s a test every month from October to June except for in February and April. So you have some choices. What’s the difference?   What years should you take the SAT? With the “score choice” option, you might choose to take the test […]

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Linda Abraham

When Your Grades Take a Nosedive

Here’s a good read from our friends over at Accepted.com. Let us know what you think in the comments. 🙂 Your high school path suddenly takes a detour. Your grades, which had been steady and consistent, take a nosedive. Perhaps it’s due to illness, personal or family issues, or a learning disability that eventually made […]

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Guest Author

How To Prepare For The Upcoming College Season

Here’s a great post from our friends over at Statfuse! Enjoy With the time for applying to college just around the corner, many people are in a ‘panic mode’ so to speak. Counselors are stacked with work, parents are pushing their kids and students are filled with nerves as the time comes closer. While most […]

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Making the Most of the College Fair Season

Here’s a great guest post from our friends over at Welcome to College: Fall is a busy time of year for both students and those who work in college admissions. As students figure out their classes for the semester, admissions folks are launching into their fall travel. This means that admissions counselors from colleges and […]

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5 Easy Ways for Undergrads to Reduce the Need for Student Loans

David Bakke is a writer for the popular personal finance website, Money Crashers, where he shares tips for saving money and getting ahead with education, careers, and small business. The cost of college is skyrocketing. One year at a public institution currently averages $22,261 according to the College Board, and private school is basically double […]

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