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Category: Guest Post

Frances Wong

Admitted Students Weekend: Is it worth going?

Colleges host an Admitted Students Weekend for incoming freshmen every year in April so accepted students can experience campus life and be encouraged to enroll. While it may seem like a good opportunity, is it really worth it?   For those accepted early to the class of 2021, congratulations! Admitted Students Weekend should be coming […]

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Frances Wong

College Interview Preparation Tips

College applications are in, but the application process isn’t entirely over. Applicants have the opportunity to interview with college alumni as part of the application, but it isn’t required. Most the time, it is dependent on location and availability, so make sure you’re regularly checking your email!   Here are some preparation tips if you […]

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Kim Lifton

How Are You Going To Pay for College?

This post is by Jodi Okun and originally appeared on the WOW blog. Last August, Wow’s Kim Lifton was the featured expert on #CollegeChat, a live Twitter chat hosted every Thursday night by Jodi Okun; we shared our expertise on the college and scholarship essay (the process is the same!) that evening. We asked Jodi […]

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Eric Allen

College Is Expensive – Get The Support You Need!

This post was written by our friends at Admit.Me.   You did the hard part, right? You struggled through those essays, interviews, and standardized tests. Then you refreshed your email several thousand times, trying to get an update on your acceptance status with your favorite school. But—as for financing your dream with financial aid—this is […]

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Guest Author

5 Ways to Study While Working Full-Time

This post was written by our friends at Preply. Are you about to become an employee but don’t yet have a degree? It’s a challenge — not to mention daunting if you haven’t even started college yet — but you can succeed. A Georgetown University’s study found that over 25 percent of students combined full-time […]

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Guest Author

5 Tips to Staying on Track with College Applications

College Application season is slowly coming to a close. The first big push for applications happens in November for early deadlines. This momentum carries applicants through University of California November 30th deadlines and Regular Decision deadlines at the beginning of January. But what about schools with later deadlines? It is difficult to remain focused when […]

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Guest Author

The Ultimate Guide to College Interviews

By Jessica Tomer, Editor-in-Chief, CollegeXpress The admission interview is about getting to know you as a person, not just a collection of test scores and extracurricular activities. Of course, that sounds nice, but it doesn’t make interviews less nerve-wracking. As if applying for college wasn’t stressful enough, you’re supposed to sit down with a stranger […]

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Kim Lifton

5 Simple Tips to Help High School Juniors Prep for the College Essay

At its core, the college application essay is all about reflection. It’s as much a thinking task as a writing task.   At Wow, we have many tools to help any college-bound student reflect to get ready for the essay. This time of year, we suggest that high school juniors (sophomores and freshmen can do […]

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Guest Author

Wowing the Admissions Office

We all want to feel special. Regardless of the generational debates, the fact is that the desire to feel good about oneself is something that is inherent within each one of us; that said, the reality is that there are a whole bunch of us all running around on this spinning ball of blue and […]

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Guest Author

Scholarship: Bringing Women Back to Technology

StudySoup Looking to Reverse the Drop in Women Entering Computer Science Over the past several decades, women have played a central role in some of the biggest advancements made in computer science. Mathematician and Navy officer Grace Murray Hopper helped create an entirely new computer programming language using simple English words, making computing accessible to […]

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