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What I Wish I Knew Before Going to College

The transition from high school to college is a big jump that comes with a lot of new and exciting experiences. Not to mention, a lot more responsibility. Going off to college is often the first glimpse of what being an adult looks like, especially if you’re relocating. The advice you can get from college …
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Essay Theme Ideas

Not sure what to write about for your upcoming college application essay? It can be tough landing on a topic, but it’s important to write about something that is special and important to you. Authenticity is essential in these pieces. If you’re stuck on a topic or theme though, here are some ideas that can …
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How to Turn Down a College Acceptance Offer

As May 1st comes ever closer, it’s time to make some tough decisions. The question of how to turn down a college acceptance offer may be at the back of your mind. Quite simply, reach out to the admissions representative at the college and politely decline. Some schools may have very specific methods for notification, …
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Juniors: Things Your School Counselor Wants You to Know

Juniors in high school: Have you talked to your guidance counselor recently? Many only see their assigned counselor once a year as dictated by the school. There are 3 common things your school counselor wants you to know. 3 Things your school counselor wants you to know They’re There to Help You You likely see …
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Junior Year Checklist: Your College Prep Guide

Did you put off college preparation a little bit in your junior year of high school and now need a junior year checklist? Don’t worry; you’re not too far behind yet and we have the tools get you where you need to be. If you need to know everything you have to tackle in the …
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What’s a College Preparation Service?

A college preparation service is a specific type of counseling or guidance service that focuses on helping high school students successfully navigate the college admissions process. For high school students, applying to college can be overwhelming and stressful and that’s not surprising. Not only is the college application process long and confusing, but it is …
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Online Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you don’t have a car, don’t have time to travel, or there aren’t any volunteer opportunities in your area, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! There are actually plenty of online volunteer opportunities available to high school and college students. Here are just a few to help you get started. Smithsonian Digital Volunteer …
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Volunteer Service Ideas

Stumped on where you should volunteer your time? Whether you just want to give back to the community, want some experience under your belt, or want to add to your college applications, it’s important to think about your interests and causes that are close to your heart. Here are four great volunteer service ideas to …