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Category: High School Life

Jeannie Borin

10 Ways to Enjoy Summer and Do College Prep

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested…exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful. #1.Learn about community service and internship opportunities in your area that are in your field of interest. Talk to other students and adults to see […]

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Guest Author

4 Ways High School Students Can Spend the Summer Abroad

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until college to study abroad. Tons of students just like you take advantage of unique summer abroad programs each year. Not only is this a great way to stand out on your college applications, but it will also help you develop your independence while gaining a larger perspective on our world.

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Anna Carpelotti

5 Tips to Reboot Your Summer Activities

It’s important to rest and recharge over the summer, but it is equally important to find some way to challenge yourself. Admissions committees want to see that high schools students are taking these few months off to engage with their communities, learn new things, and pursue their passions.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT vs SAT: Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Test

Our infographic, cartoons, videos, and top tips from SAT and ACT experts will help you see the differences between the ACT and SAT and pick the right test for you!

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Maddi Lee

Ten Revolutionary Digital History Resources

History can be absolutely fascinating–but it can be difficult to become excited about the subject matter when everyone involved is dead and the closest you get to the subject matter is your dull textbook. Thankfully, we have the internet to not only provide us with priceless vines, but also some fun history resources! Take a look at this list of some revolutionary digital resources.

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Drew Evans

Coping with College Decisions

Navigating the college admissions process is a long, difficult journey. But luckily, the deadline is almost here, and your college decisions will be rolling in soon. How, exactly, should you be preparing for your college decisions?

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Kristin Fracchia

Is the ACT a Good Test for International Students?

If you are an international student, here are some things to think about to determine if the ACT is a better test for you. Check out the video for our tips for international students!

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Nadira Berman

Why You Should Join Your School Newspaper

Whether you’re in high school or college, joining your school newspaper may well be one of the best decisions you ever make.

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Elizabeth Peterson

Tips for Your 2016 Common Application Essay

Need some direction when tackling the Common Application Essay? Here are six tips to help you get started.

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Guest Author

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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