Two Truths About College Admissions in 2021

Amidst the constant change, unimaginable hardship, and incredible resilience of 2020, the college admissions process changed in ways we couldn’t have expected. In our next two blogs, we will discuss the fundamental changes we experienced, what we learned, and what students can do to be successful in the current environment. To keep yourself from curling

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College Application Mistakes: 20 Common Errors to Avoid

It’s college application season, and high school seniors have a lot on their plates. In addition to juggling school work, extracurriculars, and a part-time job, the college-bound 12th grader now has to find time to apply for college on top of it all. This is a busy time in your life, and one small misstep

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1995 vs. 2020: How College Admissions Has Changed Over the Past 25 Years

If one of your parents graduated from college, you have probably heard stories about “When I was in school…” Advice from someone who has been through the process before can be insightful and valuable. But it is also important to consider how your college admissions experience may differ from what your parents’ experience was like

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How I Decided Where to Go to College

Deciding where to go to college can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Your college years will become some of the most formative years of your life, so it’s important to first do your research. We usually recommend that students start by creating a balanced college list consisting

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Why Should I Consider a Women’s College?

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s an important time to look back on and see how far we’ve come, especially in the realm of education. Over the last 100 years, the American woman’s experience has changed drastically. She obtained the right to vote. She entered the workforce. She went to law school and medical

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8 Places to Check out on Your Texas A&M Visit

With a robust student culture, rich history, and countless academic degrees, Aggieland has a lot to offer. To find out if it’s the perfect fit, schedule a college visit. While an Instagram feed or college website is helpful during the research phase, you probably won’t get the full picture until your visit. A trip to

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Why Should I Consider an HBCU?

A NASA engineer. A media mogul. A Supreme Court Justice. What do they all have in common? They all attended a historically black college or university (HBCU). In honor of Black History Month, we’ve put together this post highlighting HBCUs and why you might consider attending one. What is an HBCU? “HBCU” stands for historically

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How to Plan Your College Visit

Spring Break means many different things for families. Some families visit the beach or mountains, check out local attractions, or catch up on much-needed sleep. If your family includes a high school student, there’s a good chance you’re about to plan a college visit. Visiting colleges is undoubtedly one of the best parts of the

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15 Places to Check out on Your Baylor University Visit

If Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is on your college list, you should consider setting up a campus visit. I am a Baylor alum, class of 2012. When searching for colleges, I was won over by the beautiful surrounding and positive atmosphere of Bear country. Schedule Your Baylor University Campus Visit Plan ahead by registering

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15 Places to Check out on Your UT-Austin Visit

So you’re thinking about becoming a Longhorn? A campus visit should be your next step. For advice on things to do on a University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) campus visit, we turned to the President of KD College Prep, David Dillard, UT ‘78, and Thomas Dang, current freshman at UT and former KD student.

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