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Every week, our experts bring you college insights and application principles to widen your future, inform your choices, and help you get into your dream school.

The Easiest Way To Start a College Application Essay Here's How

The Easiest Way To Start a College Application Essay: Here’s How

Starting your college application essay can be difficult and intimidating. Many students do not know where to start, especially because the introductory paragraph plays such a major role in hooking the reader in and establishing your authorial voice. A simple strategy to implement is to start your writing process with the body paragraphs.  The introductory

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What Role Do College Counselors Play In Admissions

What Role Do College Counselors Play In Admissions?

A college counselor can aid you throughout any portion of your college admissions process. Whether you are just beginning to start planning for college or revising the final drafts of your admissions essay, a college counselor can serve as an ally and strategist in your application process.  A college counselor’s general role is to support

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College Application Essay: Writing Tips And Tricks You Need!

As you write your college application essay, use these tips and tricks to submit an essay that is engaging, memorable, and unique! 1. Find Details to Bring the Story to Life The first tip to consider when writing your college application essay is finding details to bring the story to life. Most application essays prompt

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Top 10 Reasons Why Admission Consulting Is Beneficial for Admissions

When considering whether or not to work with an admissions counselor, you may be wondering how an admissions counselor can benefit you. Before you make a decision, you should know that admissions counselors serve as reliable sources of information for students applying to colleges.  Whether you are researching the schools or programs to apply to,

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Will the recent changes to the ACT help or hurt you?

What is superscoring? For students who take the ACT or SAT more than once, many colleges and universities allow students to submit their best subject scores across multiple test dates. The recalculation of these subscores results in what is known as a “superscore.” A superscore acknowledges that students may perform differently on their standardized tests

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Have you missed any academic milestones during the pandemic?

The past year has brought tremendous upheaval for students, leaving many parents worried about “learning loss” and whether their children are hitting their academic milestones. Until this point, the reopening of schools had been the most urgent academic challenge of the pandemic. However, as vaccine rollouts grow in efficiency and schools begin to re-open for

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