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Understanding SAT Deadlines

The SAT is offered year-round, but that doesn’t mean future college students can take the exam whenever they want to. In order to be counted towards a college application, the SAT needs to be taken before a specific date. In this article, we’ll give you a quick rundown of the different SAT dates you need …
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How Long Is The ACT?

The ACT is a standardized test that many colleges across America require students to take for admission to undergrad school The ACT exam is 2 hours 55 minutes long The test paper consists of 215 questions, which are broken up into 4 mandatory sections and 1 optional section Each of the sections on the ACT …
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6 Ways to Optimize Your Fall Break

Many students across the US are lucky enough to have Fall break. And it may not be that long, but those few days off just before finals season begins can give you the perfect opportunity to get some things done for college! While you may want to take some time for yourself and your family, …
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10 Cool Event Ideas For High School Students

High school is the time to make unforgettable memories in your hometown and with your friends. These are days you will remember for the rest of your life. So why not make them extra special with some fun events?  We’ve got you covered with a list of 10 cool event ideas that will make your …
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High School Homecoming Traditions

The first chill of fall. Extended curfews. The marching band. The first touchdown of the season. Crowning the king and queen. Homecoming traditions in American high schools are a whole lot more than just a dance. There are so many things that make this event so special! What exactly is homecoming? It is a special …
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7 Differences Between High School and College

Beginning college is an exciting time. Just as leaving middle school and entering high school marked a new adventure and an exciting change, college brings with it a set of differences, challenges, and opportunities that are distinct from high school. How different is college from high school? The transition from high school to college is …
Fall is a great time to visit colleges for many reasons
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5 Things High Schools Students Should Do in October

October is a busy month for high school students! This is often the month when they have to take midterms for their regular classes, but for some students, it’s also a big month for college prep. Whether you’re in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, there are some things you should know about and be …
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A Guide to College Planning Advisors

Using paid college planning advisors certainly has its benefits but it’s not necessary for everyone. Some students manage to get clarity on college planning by researching online resources. However, others find that sifting through the amount of information available on the internet can be overwhelming. That’s not entirely surprising considering the number of colleges scattered …
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Using ChatGPT as a tool – An Emerging Skill

ChatGPT has been banned from many schools due to its ability to make cheating easier than ever. Students simply put in a prompt and the tool returns a full essay, completed math equations, and other finished school work.  While using ChatGPT can result in plagiarism and students simply not learning the lessons, there are upsides …
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5 Reasons a Student Website is a Do

A student website is a definite ‘Do’. While it’s not mandatory, having your own student website offers some powerful benefits. Check them out below. 5 Reasons Why You Should Set Up Your Own Student Website 1. You Control the Narrative In today’s digital age, almost all employers will check out your online presence. That means …