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Category: College Preparation

NextStepU

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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Rita Neumann

New Infographic!

Hi Magooshers! Today, we are happy to unveil our first TOEFL infographic! 🙂 If you’re a non-native English speaker planning to pursue an undergraduate degree from a university in an English-speaking country, then this new resource is for you. The TOEFL Scores Infographic provides the required minimum TOEFL scores for top colleges, in an easy […]

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Maddi Lee

High Schooler’s Guide to Spending Your Summer Wisely

“Oh, lord,” you groan. “Now, this blogger’s gonna tell me to be—shudder—productive this summer.” I wish I could tell you that you’re wrong… …But I can’t. Summer is an awesome time to have fun, but it’s also such a vital period for tons of programs and activities and volunteer gigs that your mind will positively […]

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Maddi Lee

Junior Year: Making That College List

Enjoy this new post from one of Magoosh’s High School Bloggers!   I want a shirt that says “2nd Semester Junior Year.” I then want to burn that shirt. If you are in my situation, then you are either: 1) Shredding all your used AP books, 2) Sobbing uncontrollably as finals creep around the corner, […]

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Guest Author

US College Admissions Tips for International Students

Today, our friends at University Language Services are here with tips for studying abroad in the United States. Check them out! Becoming an international student in the US can be a daunting process. So, you’ll probably be relieved to hear that many US colleges are thrilled when international applicants express an interest in attending their […]

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Guest Author

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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