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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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Advice From Your High School Counselor

Your high school counselor wants you to start early, ask questions, and get the right start in life, but when is the last time you’ve been to your high school counselor? High school advisers are there to help you make the most of high school and start their journey after school. Whether that’s straight into …
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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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ACT Writing Prompts

While you won’t know the ACT writing prompt you’ll be getting ahead of time, there are definitely ways to practice for this section of the exam. There are several example prompts straight from the ACT so you may even get a real prompt that’s similar to your practice ones! What is the ACT Writing? The …
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What should 9th graders be doing to prepare for college?

Did you know that students shouldn’t wait until their junior or senior years to start prepping for college? That’s right! Younger students should be prepping, too. What should 9th graders be doing to prepare for college? If you’re just entering high school, you can focus on your interests, create a plan for your high school …
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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 …
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How Do I Start My College Essay?

Starting your college essay can feel like a daunting task, but it’s all about getting off on the right foot! After you read the colleges’ requirements, brainstorming can be your best friend. ‘How do I start my college essay?’ Here are three steps to get you started. Step #1: Read Over Colleges’ Requirements College essay …
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How Long Does a College Application Take to Fill Out?

When it’s time to apply to college, how long should you take to complete your application? There is no one timetable for all applications out there, but here’s a rundown of what you need to know, what an application generally requires, and other steps you’ll need to take to complete the college application processes. How …
Here are some tips on how to go about a scholarship interview.
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How to Pass Scholarship Interviews

Although not all scholarships require that you attend an interview, many do, and interviewing can be intimidating. But with practice and preparation, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips we put together for you on how to pass scholarship interviews.   Practice, Practice, Practice One of the best ways to get comfortable for an …