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Category: Juniors

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How Do AP Scores Affect College Admissions?

Many high school students choose to take advanced placement (AP) courses and the corresponding tests. But do those AP test scores directly affect admissions decisions? The short answer is no, your AP scores will not usually affect whether you get in or not. However, there are several benefits to submitting your AP scores, especially if you earned a 3 or higher.

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Chris Lele

What is a Good SAT Score for a Junior?

This is a question I get a lot from parents wondering whether their child should take the SAT as a junior or wait until senior year. The thing is, colleges don’t give preferential treatment to those who take the SAT at a younger age. A junior’s 1800 isn’t any different from a senior’s 1800. Let’s get specific…

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Nadira Berman

Junior Year Checklist

Junior year is stressful and confusing for everyone. There’s so much to do! If you’re unfamiliar with all of the steps of the college process, I’m here to help.

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Myka Yamasaki

What is an SAT Subject Test?

Most students already know that the SAT Reasoning test is awaiting them long before they make it to their junior/senior year. I know for me, the SAT Reasoning test was looming over my head since my first day of high school. But even as someone who had the SAT Reasoning in mind for so long, what I didn’t know was that there were also these little things called SAT Subject Tests!

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Elise Gout

That Summer Before Senior Year

As consumed by finals as you may be (or may not be, if you’re an intelligent senior… I am not one of those), you can start finding solace in the fact that the end is near. I’m talking breakfasts at 11:00 a.m. Afternoons by the beach. Evenings catching up on every Netflix movie that you somehow haven’t seen yet. Summer 2015, here we come!

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Rita Neumann

Why You Should Take Your ACT Junior Year

We’ve already covered when you should take the ACT on a high level, but today I’d like to take a more opinionated approach. As someone who tutored the ACT for a couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that students who take the test junior year are better off. They end up with better […]

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Nadira Berman

Best Inspirational Quotes for Frustrated Students

My obsession with inspirational quotes continues! And this time I won’t exclude freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Everyone gets frustrated with school sometimes, especially right now in the middle of the semester, with summer months and months away… From working in groups to presenting in front of the class, school is filled with difficult situations. But […]

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College Prep for Juniors

Are you in your junior year of high school yet? Here’s some guidance from College Connections, LLC on how to succeed in–and even enjoy–this potentially hectic year! It’s best for juniors to start their college prep early. There are so many details to consider. If juniors plan properly, they may even enjoy the process. In […]

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Nadira Berman

How to Get the Most Out of a College Tour

I’ve been on more college tours than anyone I know. I’ve seen every school that was ever on my list. In 2014, I toured 21 campuses all over the country. So naturally, I’ve learned some lessons along the way. Here are my top tips.   Talk to current students Before you leave on your trip, […]

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Nadira Berman

What You Wouldn’t Expect About Junior Year

Junior year. It’s known as the time when high school classes get seriously hard. You also have to start looking at colleges and taking the SAT. On top of all this extra work, your grades need to be especially high, as admissions officers look at junior year very closely when making their decisions. My third […]

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