College

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The Common App Activities List: How to Make the Most of 150 Characters

You should think of the the Common App Activities List as a resume. Basically, it’s an opportunity to (briefly) highlight what you have participated in outside…

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3 Common Writing Issues To Avoid On Your College Essays

Writing a winning essay is often the most challenging part of putting together a college application. In pursuit of this goal, you’ve perhaps read countless “how…

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Putting Your Social Media to Work for College Admissions and Beyond

The holidays may be over, but our online shopping habits can teach us how colleges, business schools, and employers use social media to search for and…

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How To Improve Your English Speaking And Succeed In American Universities

“Is my English good enough to study in the US?” During the 11 years I spent working with international students in Istanbul, this is a question…

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5 Tips to Help You Balance SAT/ACT Prep with Finals

Finals are quickly approaching, as are college application deadlines, but meeting your goals for both is still very possible. Assessing the amount of work, the overlap…

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5 Ways to Prepare for Essay Exams

Essay exams are some of the most difficult exams, not only because of the limited time for writing, but also because they require students to recall…

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Applying To College, From Parents

We talk to a lot of parents. And they have a lot of questions. In person. Via email. Over the phone. Online. Regardless of the medium,…

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Test-Taking Tips for High Schoolers

Test-taking is its own kind of skill. Whether you’ve got a book quiz in English tomorrow or are trying to achieve a perfect score on the…

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Deciding How Many (And Which) Colleges To Apply To

The college application season is upon us which means concerned high schoolers everywhere are grappling with questions like: How many schools should I apply to? What…

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FAFSA Changes: Your 2017 College Financial Aid Guide

FAFSA is now available… sooner than ever! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 academic year was released on Saturday, October 1,…

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