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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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Tips to Structure Your College Essay, Ideal Length, Dos and Don’ts

College Application EssaysMost colleges and universities will require an essay with your application for admission. You should know that your college application essay should be personal. While writing about yourself may seem intimidating, you can think of the work as an opportunity to introduce yourself and show off your writing skills. College admissions counselors will …

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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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Minimize Learning Loss and Other Effects of the Pandemic Among Middle Schoolers

The 2020-2021 school year began amid tremendous uncertainty. The previous school year had ended in chaos and upheaval. Schools, teacher’s unions, and state and local governments were unable to negotiate a workable solution by the time the fall semester had started. Now, in 2021, students are faced with a once unimaginable predicament: nearly an entire …

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The College Admissions Test of Choice: Most Recent Updates to the AP Exams

During this time of pandemic and institutional upheaval, the AP exams have become the college admissions test of choice, finally unseating the SAT and ACT from their prominent place in a student’s academic portfolio. In an earlier blog post, we detailed the reasoning behind the changes as well as the impact on current high school …

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Most Recent Changes to the SAT & SAT Subject Tests

The College Board recently announced significant changes to the SAT as well as the SAT Subject Tests. First, after June 2021, the SAT will no longer have an optional essay component. There may also be additional changes to the test as the College Board makes a strong push for the exam to be administered digitally in the …

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