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Category: Seniors

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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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Nadira Berman

Your Complete College Application Checklist

Applying to colleges is a confusing and stressful process. When I was a junior, I didn’t even know where to start. If you’re having trouble keeping track of the numerous tasks you need to complete, refer to the following list. I know it seems like a lot, but don’t worry too much! Take it step by step and you’ll totally be able to get everything done before the deadline.

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Dana Sinclair

Senior Year: The Nostalgia

Throughout my junior year and the summer leading up to my senior year, I was flooded with advice on my senior year of high school. The most common advice that was given to me was to cherish every moment of my senior year, because it would be over sooner than expected. So that’s what I have been doing. I have been cherishing my last moments with my peers and taking in the last of my high school journey.

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Dana Sinclair

I submitted my college apps, now what?

Submitting college applications can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. All seniors applying to college know how tedious and stressful they can be and once they are submitted, it is like a breathe of fresh air. Now that your college apps are in, what do you do? What goals are there to strive for?

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Nadira Berman

Three Tips For Early Decision Applicants

With the early decision deadline for most colleges swiftly approaching on November 1st, most ED seniors out there are probably stressing out. I vividly remember this time exactly a year ago. Here is what I would tell my former self.

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Nadira Berman

Advice To First Semester Seniors From A College Freshman

First semester senior year is a very stressful time but as a college freshman, I can assure you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s what I would tell my younger self.

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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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Myka Yamasaki

Embracing High School

If you are in high school and you like doing well in school, embrace it! Sometimes there can be external pressures to feel as though wanting success in school is uncool or arrogant. This sort of pressure is absolutely unfounded and is not a reason you should stop striving for success in high school.

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Rita Neumann

Cat-Approved Back-to-School Wardrobe Essentials

These cats know how important it is to look your best on your first day back at school. Today, they model the best of fall 2014’s school-year fashions for all styles, interests, and personalities. Hipster Hipster cat buys his beanies and skinny jeans from local, non-mainstream stores with labels you wouldn’t recognize. Wears glasses, though […]

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Rita Neumann

Back to School Tips

If only the end of summer vacation corresponded with the end of the summer season. Then, you’d have until September 22nd to relax without daily classes, homework, SAT prep, and college research. Does anyone else feel like school starts earlier every year? To help you get back into school mode (sorry), the Magoosh Marketing Team […]

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