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Category: Guest Post

Frances Wong

Favorite (Unexpected) College Classes to Look Forward to

If you think college is just one boring lecture after another, think again. Unlike the curriculum high school offers, college has a much more flexible and broader set of courses you can take. More importantly, these are courses you can choose on your own and put together based on your own interests. While every college […]

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Kim Lifton

Mastering the Most Challenging College Essay: Why College X?

Many schools ask for supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement; the most common supplement, which we call “Why College X?,” is a variation on the question, “Why us?” This prompt can be one of the most challenging for students. The questions often look like these, which are taken from current and past years’ […]

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Kim Lifton

How to Write a Fabulous, Stand-Out Application Essay

Our friends at Wow Writing Workshop show you how to write an essay that will blow admissions officers away! Hint: The topic’s not as important as you think.

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Suzanne Shaffer

Standardized Test Anxiety

Ask any parent. They will tell you the SAT and ACT are responsible for the greatest stress during college prep. No matter how much your student prepares and studies, the test itself is the cause of tremendous anxiety. Many parents believe the theory “if my student doesn’t test well, he won’t do well on these […]

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Debbie Schwartz

Can My SAT/ACT Score Help Get Money For College?

Our friends at Road2College explain how your standardized test scores can help you get college scholarships.

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Guest Author

The Pros and Cons of Getting an Online Degree from a US College

If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, but hesitant about the cost and idea of living so far from home, you should consider earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to obtain a degree from an accredited US school.

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Guest Author

5 Ways to Earn College Credit Before Stepping Foot on Campus

Useful tips for getting a head start on college and saving money on tuition. In May, a new report announced that the class of 2015 was the most indebted in U.S. history, with graduates leaving school with an average of $35,051 in debt. On a ten-year repayment plan, that amounts to a payment of $400 […]

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Guest Author

Need a job this summer? Here’s how to find one!

Helpful tips for a productive summer from Snagajob! Each year, Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network, surveys employers to gain insight on the summer job market. It looks like the summer of 2015 will be a great one for jobs! We talked to over 1000 employers in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries to find […]

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Linda Abraham

10 Tips for High School Seniors Getting Ready to Apply to Top-Tier Colleges

These ten quick hints will help make the application process as stress-free as possible.   1. Create a spreadsheet that includes all of your school choices and your “to do” list: Writing essays, keeing track of supplements, gathering transcripts (many schools use a service like parchment.com — I have found this service provides an easy and […]

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Guest Author

Top 10 Study Tips

Scared of what you’ll face when you get to college? Don’t worry! Check out this list of 10 tips to help you ace the exams that await you in the future. 🙂 Want to start out college on the right track or just need a productivity boost? Here are a few tips to help you […]

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