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Universal Application Deadline: January 1

Have you applied to your colleges yet? The due date is just around the corner! Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming universal application deadline. When is the Universal Application Deadline? Many colleges have their regular decision application due date on January 1st. While this is extremely common, it is not a hard …
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Are Rolling Admissions Right for Me?

When it comes to the college application process, you generally have quite a few options for when you can send your application in. There’s the regular decision, early action, and early decision. A fourth option that may be available to you is actually “rolling admissions.” Are you wondering: are rolling admissions right for me? Let’s …
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Can Colleges Revoke Your Admission?

You have your acceptance letter in hand and you’ve declared your intention to attend a specific college come fall. However, it’s important to know that in some specific yet serious circumstances, your college can revoke your admission. Here are some reasons a college could revoke your admission even before you’ve had a chance to attend. …
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The Benefits of Choosing to Attend a Safety School

If you applied to safety, match, and reach schools, you most likely received an acceptance letter from your safeties. Even if you received acceptance letters from other colleges, you might actually want to consider attending your safety school. Here are the benefits of choosing to attend a safety school.  You’ll Most Likely Be Ahead of …
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What To Do If You’re Waitlisted by a College

Getting waitlisted by a college can be disappointing, but remember it’s not a rejection. It also gives you a chance to reassess your college choices and decide the best route for you for the next four (or so) years. Here’s what to do if you’re waitlisted by a college. Step #1: Decide If You Want …
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Narrowing College Lists: Consider an Outside Perspective

When crafting your college list, you’re usually talking to people in your “inner circle” including your immediate family and your friends. However, when you’re narrowing down your school choices, you may want to go outside of this zone a little bit and consider some other perspectives. Here are some people you can talk to about …
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When Should I Have My Final College Choice?

The college search and application processes are long journeys. Between researching, visiting, applying, and comparing, it can feel like you ran a marathon. Deciding on your final college choice is the home stretch. Wondering, “When Should I Have My Final College Choice?” We’ll answer that question and more here. Timeline for Narrowing College Choices This …
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Do Freshman Grades Matter For College Admissions?

As a freshman, college is still four long years away. Should you really be worrying about getting good grades for college admission already? Do colleges actually check a student’s grades all the way back from freshman year? If you’re just entering freshman year, you should know that this is the right time to start working …