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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. 

5 Steps to Begin Your College Application Essay

5 Steps to Begin Your College Application Essay

5 Steps to Begin Your College Application Essay Writing the first paragraph of your college application essay can be intimidating. How do I introduce my story? How do I set the tone for my essay? How can I hook my reader in, and make them want to read more? If you are asking yourself any

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What Juniors Must Know About College Apps

Juniors. Parents of juniors. It’s time to talk about college applications. Many of you may feel that applications deadlines are still in the distant future–a thing to be tackled when the insanity of junior year schedules (School tests! Standardized tests! Activities!) finally eases up. The bad news? Your schedules won’t ease up. From junior year

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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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