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How To Prepare For The SAT In One Month

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Life happens. High school is incredibly busy already without throwing college prep on top of it. While ideally you should study for the SAT months in advance, what if you only have one left until the big day? How do you prepare for the SAT in one month? Don’t panic yet. You can do it …

All About College Acceptance Rates

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There is a lot of misinformation about college acceptance rates and the role they play in the college selection process. This can make an already stressful process even more overwhelming. In this article, we aim to explain what college acceptance rates mean and how they impact your choices.  What Do Colleges Acceptance Rates Mean?  The …

Everything You Need To Know About The SAT Essay

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Taking the SAT can be a source of stress for many high school students, and a lot of them are confused about the SAT essay.  Does every SAT taker have to complete the SAT essay section or is it optional?  How much time will you get to complete this section?  What does this section really …

Changes for NACAC’s Student Recruitment Rules

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Higher education is a common topic in the news headlines, especially with the 2020 presidential race underway. However, higher education jumped back into the spotlight recently when NACAC made an announcement about new student recruitment rule changes. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know, and how these changes affect the future of college …

Things You Need to Know About the SAT Essay

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Taking the SAT in the near future? While most studying is focused on the math, writing, and reading portions, you can’t forget about the essay part of the exam. Here are some things you need to know about the SAT essay before your test date. The SAT Essay is Optional… In 2015, the College Board …

How Do You Know If You’re An Independent College Student?

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College is certainly a time of growing independence. Many college students would consider themselves independent, in charge of their own day to day tasks and responsibilities. But independent and dependent mean other things in the college world, especially when it comes to financial matters. When filling the FAFSA, you will need to state whether you’re …

College Interview Questions To Practice Over The Summer

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Though often not mandatory, going to a college interview is a great way to boost your acceptance odds. Getting invited to interview means the college is impressed with you and wants to get to know you better. This is one of the final steps in the college application process. An outstanding performance in the interview …

How to Work on College Essays this Summer

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Ah, summer. The perfect time for sun, pool parties, and working on your college applications. Yep! Summer is the perfect opportunity to start working on your college prep, especially the essay! To work on your college essays during the coming weeks, follow these tips: Write Down Application Deadlines If you have a planner, the first …
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