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Here are the 2017-18 Common App essay prompts.
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Common App Essay Prompts for 2023-2024

The Common App is used by over 900 colleges across the United States. This app allows you to stay organized by tracking deadlines and what materials you need, with the ease of submitting everything necessary online. While not every college that uses the application requires an essay, many do. The App has recently updated the …
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Scholarships for Students with Bipolar Disorder and/or Depression

Mental health is a very important, and prevalent, issue, and though there have been great strides in recent years for treatment and awareness, there can still be a stigma surrounding mental health. Students struggling with mental health problems—such as bipolar disorder and/or depression—while also pursuing higher education should be applauded and supported. That’s why we’ve …
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4 MORE Great TED Talks for College Students

We’ve got another post with great TED Talks for college students. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our first post, where we feature another 4 amazing TED talks for college students that you can learn a lot from. Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling—Emilie Wapnick Emilie Wapnick is a career …
Spring admission isn't as common as fall admission, but is still widely available.
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What Does a Spring Admission to a College Mean?

While it certainly isn’t as common as being admitted in the fall, spring admissions are options at many colleges and universities across the country. Put simply, it means that students are admitted to a school for the spring semester. This is generally a smaller admittance pool. With some schools, students can indicate that they would …
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Understanding the Safety and Rankings Tab on College Raptor

Safety Tab All school pages on College Raptor have a safety tab. It has information regarding on- and off-campus reports of arrests and criminal offenses. As unfortunate as these crimes are, we feel it is important to share the data with our users. We want you to have a well-rounded understanding of what the campus …
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Understanding a School’s Profile on College Raptor: Academics Tab

The academics tab for a school gives more information about class size, graduation rates, and what the student body population looks like. The first-year retention rate shows the percent of freshmen that stay at Iowa beyond their first year. This can help indicate whether or not students feel comfortable on campus. The next section highlights …

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