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Kristin Fracchia

A Guide to the Coalition Application: FAQs

Dear Class of 2017, if you thought the Redesigned SAT was the only new wrench being thrown at you in the college admissions process, think again. Last week, a group of about 80 prestigious colleges and universities, including all of the Ivies, Stanford, UChicago, prominent liberal arts colleges such as Williams, Swarthmore, and Amherst, and top public universities including Michigan, UVA, and UNC announced the release of a new college application: the Coalition Application.

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Dana Sinclair

All About ACT Fee Waivers

It is no secret that paying for ACT can be pricey. Many students have trouble finding the funds to pay for everything. Good news! If you qualify, you could save money by waiving the fee of your test. Just like the SAT isn’t the only standardized test a student can take to apply for college, it also isn’t the only test available that offers a fee waiver.

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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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Nadira Berman

Real Intelligence: What Makes A Person Smart?

When you think of the “smart” kids, who do you picture? Perhaps someone like this…

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Kristin Fracchia

Why Are SAT and ACT Scores REALLY Declining?

Recently, the College Board announced that the latest SAT scores from the class of 2015 show that 6 out of 10 graduating seniors are woefully unprepared for college. The average SAT score for the class of 2015 was 1490 out of 2400, down 7 points from last year and the lowest since the test was […]

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Elise Gout

FAQs About SAT Subject Tests

SAT subject tests are multiple-choice tests administered by the College Board that focus around specific academic subjects. As of now, there are 20 different tests spanning across the general areas of history, math, English, science, and foreign languages. Scored out of 800, these tests are often required by colleges to serve as supplemental material to your primary standardized testing result.

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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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Myka Yamasaki

Ways to Make College Financially Feasible

For many families, the thought of paying for a college education is stressful. If you are a high school junior/senior who feels stressed about college tuitions than this post is for you.

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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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