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What is the TOEFL and why is it important?
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What is the TOEFL?

If you live in the United States or another English majority speaking country, it’s quite possible you’ve never heard of the TOEFL. It stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. However, if English wasn’t your first language, you may have to take it to attend a college in another country. Here are the …
A lot of students are taking the ACT and SAT, but should you take both ACT and SAT
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Should I Take Both the ACT and SAT?

We’ve discussed some of the pros and cons of taking both ACT and SAT. Recent statistics show that many high school students—especially those applying to more exclusive schools—are taking both tests. But statistics cannot make a decision for you, especially when it is not necessary to take both standardized tests. Here are some questions you …
What is a GED and how is it graded?
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What is a GED?

What is a GED? A GED, also known as the General Educational Development or General Education Diploma, is an alternative to a high school diploma. However, before deciding to take it in place of earning your diploma, there are some things you need to know. What Exactly Is The GED? A GED is for people …
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Can I Take the ACT or SAT in Another Language?

Students who have learned English as a second language might find the ACT and SAT tests to be intimidating since they rely pretty heavily on written English—particularly when it comes to the Reading, Writing, and Verbal sections. So is there a way an ESL or bilingual student could take the test in a language besides …
Why are there college application fees?
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Why Do Colleges Require an Application Fee?

Most colleges in the US require students to pay college application fees. With an average of around $40 to $50, the cost of applying to multiple schools can quickly add up. This can pinch your pocket real hard especially when you are already exploring loan options to cover your tuition. So why exactly do colleges …
Should you send additional materials?
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Should I Send Extra Materials with My College Application?

After you’ve provided an application with all of the requested materials—high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, honors, and awards, etc.—you might find a little section that says “Additional Materials”. If the option is there, it must mean you should send something, right? Should you send additional materials? Not necessarily. If possible, it’s best to show your …