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What to Do After You’ve Made Your Final College Decision

The universal college commitment deadline of May 1 is quickly approaching. While that is ideally the date by which you hope to make a final college decision, many of you may have already come to that decision. Either way, congratulations! The process of making a final college decision is by no means an easy task. Getting …
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How to Deal With College Rejection Letters: 7 Steps

No matter what anyone tells you, rejection hurts. How to deal with college rejection – first, take it easy on yourself! Failing to get into your “dream school” or other colleges you applied to, can be crushing but it’s important to remember: you have options. It’s not the end of the world, and acting now …
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What Do Colleges Look for From Students?

Colleges look for more than just grades and test scores. Of course, high school grades and standardized test scores are important. But there’s also your extracurricular activities, your course selection, and some other things we detail below. What else do colleges look for from students? Preparing for college is a lesson best learned backward. Look …