College

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Risk Taking In Application Essays – From the Founders Podcast

“There was one moment, though, that seemed to light some eyes up around the room… the moment I spoke about taking risks in application essays.” Our…

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The Biggest Takeaway From NACAC’s 2015 State of College Admission Report

Every year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) surveys thousands of admissions professionals to produce their State of College Admissions report. From Deans of…

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Time Management Strategies for SAT Math

One of the most important aspects to good test-taking is finding ways to save time. Speed means you won’t have to skip questions because you’re out…

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Your College Essay: Writing With Confidence, Not Cockiness

For the first seventeen years of your life, people told you not to brag. Now, however, everything’s different. You’re applying to college and writing your personal…

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Your College Essay: Deciding Between The Big Picture And The Small Details

Choosing a topic for your college essays can be… daunting. The questions are so inspiring! And yet challenging! And also numerous! And super important! One of the…

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Quick Tips For Choosing A College Essay Topic

Paralysis. Not really a fun word. And not really a fun feeling when you’re sitting in front of a blank Word document, trying desperately to decide…

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3 Essay Writing Risks To Take On Your College App

When it comes to writing your college application essays, playing it safe can make you seem less appealing, boring, and well, just plain forgettable in the eyes…

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3 Essay Writing Risks To Avoid On Your College App

Here’s a commonly held view: “The Admissions Committees (adcom) at the colleges I’m applying to want to see a certain type of writing in the application…

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How Much Is Too Much? The Art of Balancing Extracurriculars And Interests In High School

There’s no denying how important extracurriculars are when it comes to a student’s college application.  They help students gain leadership skills, show their eagerness to engage in their…

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Conquer The ACT Math Test With These Tips

The right strategy on test day can make a substantial difference when it comes to your ACT score. While you probably already know to get enough…

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