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What is the Federal TRIO Talent Search Program?

Among the many federal college initiatives are a collection of 8 TRIO programs. One of them is known as the Talent Search (or TS). Here’s what you need to know: What is the TRIO Talent Search Program? The purpose of the Talent Search is to identify students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who show the potential to …
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Do Legacy Students Have Higher Acceptance Odds?

When you’re completing your college applications, you’re most likely trying to do everything you can to boost your acceptance odds. However, some factors may be out of your control, like whether you’re a “legacy student” or not for example. Here’s a rundown on what that means and if it affects your acceptance odds: What is …
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If I Have Good Grades, Will the ACT / SAT Be Easier?

There are a lot of benefits that come with good grades—increased college acceptance odds, more scholarship opportunities, honors awards, academic accolades, etc. You’ve worked hard to achieve those good grades, but it doesn’t mean you can necessarily coast when it comes to the ACT and SAT. Here’s why: Even 4.0 Students May Not Be Good …
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Why Do Some Colleges Require Subject Tests?

The SAT Subject Tests are a great way for students to show their academic prowess in a certain subject area. Not only can it earn them kudos on college applications, demonstrating their commitment to a subject or major, but sometimes colleges will actually require applicants to take a specific subject test. If a school requires …
What are test optional colleges and why are some colleges not test optional?
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Why Do Some Colleges Require the ACT/SAT and Others Don’t?

While a majority of colleges and universities still do require students to submit their ACT/SAT test scores, there is a growing trend of schools that don’t require scores. These are known as test-optional schools.  Why Test-Optional? There is an ongoing debate about the validity of standardized testing exams. Some argue that they aren’t an accurate representation …