Allison Wignall

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Allison is the Editor & Content Manager of College Raptor. In addition to writing and editing posts, she also works on marketing and special projects. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English: Creative Writing.

10 Helpful Tips College Counselors Give to Students

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Here’s a tip: when it comes to surviving and thriving in college, your college counselor knows what’s what. They are an invaluable resource for students and provide many services — academic advising, career searching, mock interviews, transitional help, and more. They’re also a primary source for college life advice. We’ve compiled a list of ten …
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Scholarship Statistics: Where Most College Scholarships Come From (INFOGRAPHIC)

College Scholarships Statistics Infographic - Where do most scholarships come from? scholarship search & applications
Let’s talk about college scholarship statistics. You’ve probably heard about them from your high school counselors, parents, and potential colleges, but what exactly are they? What do they do? How do they help? What is a scholarship? Essentially, scholarships award students “free money” to cover parts of their college education. Students don’t need to pay …
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6 FREE Resources for ACT/SAT Test Prep

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There’s no doubt about it—the ACT and SAT are incredibly important tests. With so much riding on your score—college admittance, scholarships, potential jobs or internships, etc. You’ll want to be as ready as possible when test day comes. And sure, there are lots of options for prep out there, like tutors, online courses, practice tests, …
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8 Awesome Organizations that Help Low-Income Students Get to College

A group of students standing together in front of a chalk board. college admissions
Nowadays, college degrees are more important than ever. Data estimates that in 2020, 65% of job offerings will require a college degree. And with college grads averaging a salary double than that of their non-degree-holding counterparts, getting that higher-level education is essential. But getting into, paying for, and graduating from college is also no easy …
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College Prep Checklists: What Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Can Do to Stay on Track (Free Download)

Check out our college prep checklists to help you stay on track through your freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year of high school college applications
With so much going on during your high school career, it can sometimes be hard to know if you are on track for college. We created these college prep checklists to help students and parents navigate their path to college and know what steps they should be taking each year to prepare for college and …
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