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Should you use the Common Application when applying to colleges
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Why Isn’t There a Common App for Scholarships?

If you’re completing scholarship applications, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the number of forms you have to fill out and essays you need to complete. You wouldn’t be the first student to ask, “Why isn’t there a Common App for scholarships like there is for college applications?” Sadly, there are no standardized applications …
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How Much Harder is High School Than Middle School?

As you get ready to head into freshman year of high school, there’s no doubt there are some jitters. That’s okay! You might be pleasantly surprised to learn, however, that high school isn’t necessarily harder, but it is certainly different. High School vs. Middle School: Is It That Much Harder? It’s natural for classes to …
dorms in college.
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Requesting Dorms? How to Play the Game

Getting that perfect dorm room in the right location in the correct housing can be a bit stressful. If your dorm selection date is on the horizon, you need to know how to play the game, how selecting one works well ahead of time, and why you should never wait until last minute. Here’s the …
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Tips for Succeeding on the Writing Section of the ACT

The ACT Writing section is optional, but, if you sign up for it, that doesn’t mean you should wing it! Colleges and universities will see you’re taking the extra step to take this portion of the exam, but they’ll also want to see you score well. So succeeding on the writing section of the ACT …
Hardest SAT Math Questions.

A Quick Guide to Solving the Hardest SAT Math Questions

Are you dreading the SAT Math section? You’re definitely not alone. If you struggle in this subject, you may have a bit of anxiety over this portion of the exam, even though you’re allowed a calculator for part of it! That’s okay. Knowing what to expect is really half the battle. Here’s what you need …
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Is Khan Academy Good For SAT Prep (+ Other Top Resources)

The Khan Academy is a great resource for the SAT! It offers a number of features and tools to help you study for this standardized exam. They also have resources for educators and parents. Check out all the benefits, plus a few other resources you can take advantage of: Is the Khan Academy a Good …
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How to Improve SAT Reading Scores | 8 Easy Steps

Are you struggling with your SAT reading, or want to improve your score to result in a better SAT Composite Score? There are plenty of ways to study for this particular section of the exam. To improve your SAT reading, you should first know what to expect and what common mistakes other students made. Then …
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college admissions

What is the Foreign Language Requirement for College?

All college admissions offices have general education requirements including foreign language requirements for college. Language proficiency is one of them. Most schools are looking for students who have completed at least two years in these courses. But that number can vary by each school and admissions office.   Even after high school, most colleges require …