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Extracurricular Activities Benefits For College Applications

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From your high school teachers to your parents, everyone stresses the importance of extracurricular activities and their benefits. But how exactly do they help your college application? College admissions are highly competitive. Sometimes a good academic record just isn’t enough to get you accepted, especially into some of the top-notch schools. This is where extracurricular …

How To Do Daily SAT And ACT Preparation

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Preparing for the SAT and ACT is quite different from preparing for other high school tests. You can’t cram for these exams at the last minute. You have to set aside a few hours every week starting a few months before the test date. Besides these larger chunks of prep time, setting aside a few …

Coalition Application Essay Prompts 2020-2021

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The Coalition App is a centralized application system, much like the Common App. You use it to apply to multiple colleges at one time instead of submitting individual applications to each college. All students submitting their college application through the Coalition App are required to write and submit a personal essay. Let’s go over the …

How AP Scores Affect Your College Applications

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AP classes are rigorous and challenging. As such, they’re great boosters for a college application. But how exactly do AP scores affect your college applications? What are the pros and cons? Let’s break it down together. How AP Scores Can Influence Your College Applications An AP class on your transcript tells the college that you’re …

An Overview of College Application Requirements

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Applying to a college can feel both exciting and intimidating. There are a lot of elements that go into an application, after all. With so many moving pieces, how do you keep track of it all? Let’s cover the basics of college application requirements. Common College Application Requirements There are some requirements that are common …

20 Creative College Essay Topics

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The essay is an important component of your college application. This is your opportunity to show the admissions committee that part of your personality that cannot be discerned from your transcripts and grades. The key to being able to do this successfully is in choosing the right topic for your college essay. Here are 20 …

What is the Early Action Deadline?

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As you start shortlisting colleges to apply to, you’ll see that many colleges offer the option of early action. You must take time to understand what ‘early action’ means, and how it affects you. This will help you make a more informed decision about whether or not it’s right for you. The Basics of Early …

What Is A Good GPA in High School?

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As a high school student applying for college, you’ll hear a lot about the importance of earning a high GPA. But do you know what a good GPA looks like and how it impacts your college application? Taking the time to understand the basics of is important for any high school student applying for college. …

How To Make The Most Out Of Online Class Benefits

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Attending online classes can be completely different from attending in-person classes. Is this your first experience outside the physical classroom? These tips will help you overcome common challenges and make the most of online class benefits. Tip #1 – Familiarize Yourself with Your School’s Virtual Portal Every college has its own uniquely designed virtual portal …

The Month Before College Checklist

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The month before you head to college can be quite stressful. After all, you have a lot on your plate! This before-college checklist can help you track all of the tasks you need to get completed so you can be sure you’re first week at college (and your entire semester) is stress-free and enjoyable! Packing …
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