Should I Apply Early?

College admissions offices focus on your grades and resume, but when you send the application can affect your chances as well. Many college applications are due by December or January (be sure to check the colleges’ websites for exact dates) of your senior year. That is for regular admission, which is the most common way

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College Visits

Before you start applying to colleges in your senior year, take the time to visit so you know which schools will be the best fit for you. Here are a few tips to help you plan your visits: 1. Visit early The best time to visit colleges is during 10th and 11th grade. Many students

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6 Non-Academic Factors That Matter to Colleges

Now that you understand how test scores and other academic factors weigh into the college admissions process, here are the top 6 non-academic college admissions factors: 1. Extracurricular Activities What have you done with your time outside of school? What are you passionate about? Being an active member of a club or holding a leadership

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4 Academic Factors That Matter to Colleges

It’s that time of the year — high school seniors are working on college applications and are looking ahead to college. If you are wondering what matters most to colleges, check out these top 4 academic college admission factors: 1. SAT ® test scores, ACT ® test scores, and SAT Subject Test ™ scores Do

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Why Community Service Matters When Applying for College

Students who volunteer in preparation for completing college applications find many benefits other than simply an increased chance of admission. Getting involved is easy. You will realize the many personal benefits that await you as you take the college application tips to heart. Here are the top three reasons why community service matters: 1. Personal

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Make Your Summer Count! Activities for a Meaningful Summer

Test prep for the SAT ®, ACT ®, and PSAT/NMSQT ® tests is a popular summer activity, but there are plenty of additional activity options. Summer is a great time to prepare for college and to explore possible career and study options. The DFW Metroplex has a number of specialty programs worth investigating. Here are

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Book Review: Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

Can you study engineering at a liberal arts college and if so, is it a good idea? Which colleges have strong ROTC programs? Which private universities offer top-ranked business schools? Are there colleges with strong programs for students with learning differences? It’s not often that I read a college guide cover-to-cover, but I did just

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Student Highlight: Namita

Namita scored a 240 on her PSAT/NMSQT ® test in 2014. That’s right, this amazing girl made a perfect score on her PSAT/NMSQT ® test and a 2390 on her SAT ® test as well! Quite naturally, one of the first questions going through your mind is “How did she do it?” Namita was kind

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Student Highlight: Amogh

Sweaty palms, shortness of breath, a racing heartbeat, and even nervous laughter. The same symptoms one might feel before riding a rollercoaster or going on a first date are the same feelings one might have when taking an important test. You might be reading this and think, “Yep, that’s me, all right!” It may be

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Student Highlight: Dhara

On her 11th Grade ACT ® test, she received a 32. On her 11th grade PSAT/NMSQT ® test, she received a 224 and became a National Merit ® Finalist. On her 11th Grade SAT ® test, she boasted a 2230. Who is this superstar? KD College Prep’s very own, Dhara! Far from boasting about her

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