College

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Some Essay-Writing Resources For Ya!

Essays, essays, essays. One of the (if not THE) biggest pieces of your application, and the place where you get to show the adcom who you…

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The Art of the Addendum

Ah the addendum. An addendum is a brief optional additional document that can be used to explain weaknesses within your application. An addendum is not for…

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Are AP Exams Still Worth It?

You’re likely enrolled in a AP course, or two, as are roughly 3 million other students. With the results of your exam in July, you’ll find…

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What does selectivity mean in college admissions?

Acceptance rates say more about the college admissions process than they do about school quality. Getting into a highly selective school can feel like winning the…

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Five Tips for Finding Your Perfect Personal Statement Topic

Ah, the personal statement—your chance to tell the most compelling story of your life and convince your dream school to accept you, all in a measly…

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How to Prepare for College Admissions Long Before the Application Process

“The early bird gets the worm,” as the saying goes.  This is as true for the college admissions process as it is for hardcore shoppers trying…

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How to Leverage the Unique Advantages of Being a Chinese Applicant

In the first article of this two-part series, we explored three unique, underutilized advantages of being a Chinese applicant to American universities. Now, we move on…

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Preparing for College Admissions as a High School Freshman

Early preparation doesn’t mean you need to rush to Barnes and Noble on day one of high school to buy an SAT textbook and sign up…

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Making a College Application Timeline That Works For You

The college application journey is like a snowflake—no two are exactly alike. It can be easy to get caught up in comparing where you are in…

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Preparing to Return to School After a Gap Year

Welcome back, gap year student! Whether your year was filled with travel, volunteer work, career exploration or maybe just a much-needed a break before diving into…

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