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This year, despite increasingly bank-breaking tuition costs and dwindling acceptance rates, more students than ever before applied to elite and name-brand schools – including those
You’ve written your Common App essay, but it’s boring. You’ve added all the details you can think of; it still isn’t right, but you’re about
Thinking of a career in STEM? As you’re working on building your college list and preparing your college applications, there are a few things you
Have you ever been taking a math test, got to a long word problem, and froze up because you had no idea where to begin?
Can you believe it’s already June? AP exams have finished, finals are winding down, and summer vacation is either here or peeking over the horizon.
The new SAT is coming in March 2024, but what does that mean exactly? How will those changes impact how you should be preparing for
We all know that preparing for the ACT and SAT can take considerable time, but how much time should it take? How early should you
While studying for the SAT or ACT, some applicants think, why not take both tests? I just want to see how I do—what’s the harm?
Spring of Junior Year is the ideal time to start building a list of colleges you plan to apply to in the fall. By February,
A lot of students don’t think much about their extracurricular resume – after all, you’re going to enter your activities on the Common App anyway,
Your university is watching you. Actually, every university you’re interested in is keeping track of the interactions you have with their emails and website. Called
Well, folks, spring has (almost) sprung, and summer will be here before we know it! And you know what’s just around the corner from summer?
Don’t want your college application essay to get in the way of enjoying your summer? Considering that the Common Application Essay prompts and Apply Texas
When it comes to writing your supplemental essays, one of the most important—and most overlooked—steps comes before you begin typing a single word: Research, research,
You’ve finished your narrative essay and pasted it into your Common App, but your application isn’t complete! Whether they’re under the “writing” tab or hiding
The nightmare: you’ve completed double-digit drafts of your narrative essay. You’ve revised so many times that you could recite all 650 words from memory. There’s
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