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When Writing a College Essay, Document, Don’t Create

Writing a college essay is hard. Very few students go into the writing process “pumped” to sit in front of a computer to tell a story. It’s part laborious, often…

For College Students, Summertime is NOT (necessarily) "Downtime"

3 Things to Know About Summertime Visits and Interviews

Can we all agree that few things in life are better than summer? With the sun shining, most of us smile more, laugh more and simply enjoy our families.  With…

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What Parents Should Ask Their Child’s School Counselor

Whatever you call the school counselor at your child’s high school — guidance counselor, college counselor, etc — please know that they are an integral part of the college application…

Parent and child working together.

Your Kid’s College List Should Look Like…….

No bigger question is on the mind of junior families right now than, “what should my kid’s college list look like?” Or to rephrase it: “where should he/she apply?” It…

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Civic Engagement vs. Community Service

Putting together a strong application for college involves more than just strong grades and SAT scores. It is dependent on a well-rounded application that paints a picture of who the…

For College Students, Summertime is NOT (necessarily) "Downtime"

Students It’s Time to Make Your Summertime Count

According to CNBC, how you spend your summer may have a much larger impact on your future than you think. In fact, if you spend your summer taking part in…

Tracking your application is necessary and simple to do online.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Helping Your Kids with Their College Applications

  For the Student A flawless college application and well-written essay may seem like the winning ticket to any college, but the truth is, even the tiniest of mistakes can…

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Why Teacher Recommendations Matter

The college application process can be a stressful time for parents, students, and teachers alike. With how competitive the process has been getting, the importance of a holistic application is…

Advice for Parents of Junior High School Students

While high school may be an exciting time for many children, there are many things that they should do in order to prepare for college. This is especially true if…

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Are Extracurricular Activities REALLY That Important

Studies have shown that children who take part in after-school programs can enjoy the benefit of an academic boost. In fact, such studies showed that students who took part in…