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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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Chris Lele

America’s Top Colleges: The 2015 Forbes List

Many like to think of rankings as something immutable, handed down from the heavens, radiating the light of truth. In reality, rankings can be quite subjective, since they depend, on a large part, on the criteria used. For decades now, US News and World Report has been this light from the heavens, decreeing which colleges […]

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Kristin Fracchia

SAT/ACT Test Optional and Test Required College Admissions

Wondering just what the heck test optional, test flexible, or test required means in the college admissions process? Check out the video above for the definitions and more on exactly what it means for your college applications.

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Elise Gout

Useful Starting Tips When Packing for College

We’re about one month away from the first wave of “goodbyes.” And chances are, if you or one of your friends is headed to a college with a semester system, you’re beginning to find the packing process just a tiny bit daunting. It’s difficult to still enjoy a healthy immersion into your summer when attempting to figure out what you’ll need for dorm life. Hopefully this list of tips can give you a decent starting point.

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Nadira Berman

Four Things You Never Knew About College Admissions

The college admissions process has become increasingly mysterious over the years. Why are debate champions with 2400s getting rejected? How come some kids get into Harvard, but not into big state schools with higher acceptance rates? What’s the deal?

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Elise Gout

Dealing with Parents During College Apps

Chances are, if you’re approaching senior year, you’ve had a few college-oriented conversations with your parents that feel somewhat like the following:
And if you’re sitting there thinking, “Nope, I can’t relate to that” … just wait. There is something about the application season that can turn even the most easy-going of parents into half-crazed life-gurus.

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Kristin Fracchia

College Application Tips

It’s summer, which means it’s time for beach, pool, sleeping in, vacation, road trips, afternoon movie marathons, summer jobs, and….college applications. If, in about a year from now, you are dreaming of clutching an acceptance letter to your dream school in your triumphant fist, then it’s time to start thinking about your applications (if you […]

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Elise Gout

Top 5 Tips for Talking to NCAA Coaches

Amidst all of the tests, the homework assignments, the figuring out of your future, it can feel particularly daunting to approach NCAA coaches – but it doesn’t have to. Below you will find some key tips (things that I wish I would have understood beforehand) to help smooth out the ups and downs of athletic recruitment as much as possible.

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