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A student receives an acceptance letter after going through the college application process
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College Application Process Overview

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 …
As a student in a military family, the college search process can be tough.
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The College Search Process for Military Families

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 …
How do you choose which college essay topic you want to write on
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How to Choose a College Application Essay Topic

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 …
Take these steps to increase your college readiness
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How to Increase Your College Readiness

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 …
Puppies are just one way to boost your GPA
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Unique Ways to Boost Your GPA

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 …
Sophomores can start prepping for college!
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What High School Sophomores Can Do to Prep for College

Early bird gets the worm, early sophomores get the jumpstart on college. Yes, it’s never too early to begin college preparation–and the earlier you start the less you have to worry. Many students believe they don’t have to start their college search process until late junior or early senior year, but that’s simply not the …
Like a yellow flower that stands out in a field of red flowers, there are ways for you to stand out on college applications
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Beyond Grades and Test Scores: How Students Stand Out on College Applications

Often, I get asked the question, “how do I make myself stand out in the college process?” This can be a challenge even after the major pieces of the application process: the application, the transcript, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, and the essay. With the exception of the application (because, let’s be honest, demographic information isn’t all that …