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How to Decrease High School Stress While Increasing College Readiness

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Taking the time to prepare for college while you’re still managing your high school responsibilities can be difficult to do. Especially for seniors trying to balance college prep and completing their high school degree, stress levels can run high. Senior year is certainly an interesting time in a young person’s life. They become comfortable in …
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How to Narrow Down Your College List

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As of right now, how many colleges are on your list? 20? 12? 5? It likely depends on where you’re at in the search process. (That being said, it’s not uncommon for students nowadays to actually send their applications to 8 schools.) But what if your list is still looking a little bit long? Maybe …
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What Counts as “Leadership Experience” on College Apps?

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Undoubtedly you’ve seen a section on a college application (or a job application, for that matter) that asks about your leadership experience. Leadership is one of those key elements that college admissions officers look for in their applicants along with qualities like—responsibility, time management, dedication, and hard work. “Leadership” is a buzzword that will catch …
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College Application Process Overview

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Finding Schools So, you’ve identified schools that look like reasonable options, some reaches, some that are a safer fit, some that you know you can afford, and some you can go to if the financial aid (price) is right.  What’s next?  The very next step is to do some searching for additional information as you …
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The College Search Process for Military Families

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Searching for colleges and universities can be a hard enough process for students who have lived the majority of their lives in their high school’s town. For those students with family members who had to move constantly, the process is even more difficult. However, the adversity of having a parent (or parents) in the armed …
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How to Choose a College Application Essay Topic

How do you choose which college essay topic you want to write on college applications
A special time comes along with the fall of your senior year. Most of your written papers and other projects are completed and students are getting ready for some major work that will determine their future in college. Colleges end up rejecting many of those students because of the application essay topic they pick due …
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How to Increase Your College Readiness

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We’ve done a post on what college readiness means. Now it’s time to address how to increase your college readiness so that you are as prepared as possible for your new life chapter. And remember, the skills that will get you by in college will also be used in the workplace. So maybe we should …
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Unique Ways to Boost Your GPA

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Have you found yourself feeling anxious about your GPA, and wondering how you can boost it? Look no further! There are a lot of little tips and tricks for you to utilize to put your best foot forward and succeed. Besides the obvious doing the readings and studying, there are other more psychological hacks you …
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