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Nadira Berman

How to Gracefully Handle the College Acceptance Letter Season

Many of us have already received responses from our early decision colleges. But the regular decision acceptance letter season is coming in just a few months. Attitudes toward the correct behavior during this time vary. A lot of people don’t believe the admission decisions to be private and decide to tell everyone they know as […]

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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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Rita Neumann

Holiday Gift Guide: High School Edition

The holidays are here! Time is flying by, especially for all you high school juniors and seniors. With SAT prep, college applications, and final exams, you probably haven’t had much time to shop for gifts…or to think about your own wish list. Luckily, we are here to help! Browse our list of recommended gifts, and […]

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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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Rita Neumann

What to Bring to the SAT

Fear of the unknown is a big cause of pre-SAT stress. But it doesn’t have to be. The SAT is a known entity! Many of us have taken it (multiple times) and we have wisdom to share. So, if you’re stressed because you don’t know what to expect on Saturday, you’re not alone. Let us […]

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Maddi Lee

The Ins and Outs of Teacher Recommendations

Teacher recommendations can be a tricky lot. There are tons of different staff members you can get one from and tons of different formats preferred by different colleges. In this post, we’ll try to cover the basics, so you won’t have to fall into a fathomless pit of endless confusion which threatens to devour the […]

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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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