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Boost Your College Acceptance Odds: Summer Programs

You may not be in school for the summer, but did you know you can absolutely use your summer vacation to help with your college acceptance odds? There are plenty of activities you can do during this “off season” that will look great on college applications. So, what summer programs look best for college? Check …
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Etiquette in Your College Acceptance

Congratulations on receiving your college acceptance letters! Before you go make that social media post about it though, wait a minute. You should celebrate your achievements, but it’s important to be cognizant of others’ feelings, especially if they didn’t get in. Here’s how you can practice proper etiquette and be tasteful with your announcement and …
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How to Prepare for College in 10th Grade: A Quick Guide

10th Grade College Planning Checklist Start Thinking About Your Future Take the PSAT Get Involved in the Community College prep isn’t something that starts in junior year. Younger students, including 9th and 10th graders, can (and should) be taking steps to prepare for college. How to prepare for college in 10th grade starts with thinking …
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What NOT To Do in An Admissions Interview

We recently covered how to properly prepare for an admissions interview, but do you know what you shouldn’t be doing? When it comes to these meetings, you absolutely shouldn’t be showing up late, dressing inappropriately, seeming disinterested, or chewing gum. DON’T Go In Unprepared One of the worst things you can do when it comes …
So what happens after you get your acceptance letter to when you move into your dorm?
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How to Turn Down a College Acceptance Offer

As May 1st comes ever closer, it’s time to make some tough decisions. The question of how to turn down a college acceptance offer may be at the back of your mind. Quite simply, reach out to the admissions representative at the college and politely decline. Some schools may have very specific methods for notification, …
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Juniors: Things Your School Counselor Wants You to Know

Juniors in high school: Have you talked to your guidance counselor recently? Many only see their assigned counselor once a year as dictated by the school. There are 3 common things your school counselor wants you to know. 3 Things your school counselor wants you to know They’re There to Help You You likely see …
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Junior Year Checklist: Your College Prep Guide

Did you put off college preparation a little bit in your junior year of high school and now need a junior year checklist? Don’t worry; you’re not too far behind yet and we have the tools get you where you need to be. If you need to know everything you have to tackle in the …
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What’s a College Preparation Service?

A college preparation service is a specific type of counseling or guidance service that focuses on helping high school students successfully navigate the college admissions process. For high school students, applying to college can be overwhelming and stressful and that’s not surprising. Not only is the college application process long and confusing, but it is …