Kristen Moon

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Kristen Moon is an independent college counselor and founder of MoonPrep.com. Moon Prep provides one-on-one tutoring services catered to university admissions. They guide students through the entire application process including: completing applications, personal statements, supplemental essays, student resumes, scholarships, and financial aid. Their specialty lies in the Ivy League, direct medical programs (BS/MD), and highly competitive universities.

5 Things All Parents Need to Know About the FAFSA

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College is a huge investment for many families and most need a little bit of financial help. If you are looking for ways to pay for college, one of the first resources you may turn to is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Every student qualifies for some form of student aid, so …
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The SAT Subject Tests Explained

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The SAT is one of the most well-known, and perhaps one of the most dreaded, college admissions tests. A little less infamous are the SAT Subject Tests, previously called the “Scholastic Achievement Tests” or SAT II. Some colleges, especially Ivy League and other selective institutes, require or recommend that you take SAT Subject tests, especially …
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The Secret to Gaining Acceptance to the Ivy League

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Most high school seniors have college admissions on their mind. Many students have the same desire: opening an acceptance letter which says “Welcome to Harvard”. It is no easy feat to be accepted to the Ivy League and top-tier universities throughout the U.S. Even Top Students Get Turned Away The admission rate for Stanford University …
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Engaging Ways To Open Your College App Essay

Here's how to start off a college essay in a way that's engaging. college applications
Summer is here and rising seniors have college applications on their minds. Common Application essays have not changed from the last application cycle. Therefore, students can get a head start and use their summer to write their personal statement. Make Your Statement Stand Out Keep in mind, an admissions officer may read essays for countless …
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How To Use Demonstrated Interest To Your Benefit

Show your demonstrated interest to the colleges you're interested in. college admissions
If you’ve read about tactics for improving your odds at college admissions, you may have heard the phrase “demonstrated interest.” What “demonstrated interest” means is your level of engagement and sincerity when researching and interacting with colleges you may apply to. A school’s representatives specifically watch for this. They are trying to gauge a prospect’s …
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Job Shadowing: A Productive Way for High School Students to Spend their Summer

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As summer approaches, high school students (and their parents) are trying to find the best and most productive way to spend their time away from school. Many students are asking, “What can I do this summer that will be impressive to include in my college application?” or “How can I gain hands-on experience?” Instead of …
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