Write a Powerful College Essay: 15-Step Guide + Examples

In recent years, the college application essay has become an increasingly important piece of a student’s college application. A powerful essay can help students stand out in a growing sea of applicants. With test optional admissions policies still in play at many universities across the U.S., admissions officers may rely more and more on other

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When Is the Best Time to Apply to College?

It’s almost summer, and that means many rising high school seniors will shift their thoughts toward applying to college. But when is the best time to apply to college? And how long will it take? We turned to our lead college counselor for advice on what to expect when applying to college this fall. Ashley

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2020-2021 College Planning Checklist

College admissions is an exciting but challenging process, and there is no better time than now to start planning and preparing. By planning ahead, you can make sure that your academic and personal profiles are in line with the colleges in which you are interested. If you notice anything lacking or missing, there is still

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High School Course Requirements for Ivy League Colleges

Many selective colleges, such as Ivy League schools, require that you take certain courses while in high school in order to prepare for college-level coursework. While choosing which courses you’ll take in high school, it is important to understand what courses your target colleges want you to take. These often include biology, physics, chemistry, and

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Understanding Your Teen’s College Application Deadlines

It doesn’t seem fair that most people need a glossary to understand the different types of college application deadlines. While the types of deadlines aren’t necessarily hard to grasp, they are named in a somewhat confusing way—”early” versus “rolling” or “decision” versus “action.” Then there’s descriptive terms like “restrictive” or “single-choice.” Here’s a quick and

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