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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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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Do I Need a College Counselor?

Do you need a laptop? Well, strictly, no, you don’t. You could use a desktop or a tablet. You could borrow one instead of owning it. It would sure make life easier if you had one, though, which is kind of what having a college counselor is like. There’s a big difference between need and

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How to Apply to the Right Colleges for You

Whether you’re applying to two colleges or twelve, you need to prioritize balance. We’ll tell you how to create a balanced college list that is likely to result in mostly acceptances. We also have some nontraditional advice about how to think about the college list, and it doesn’t include statistics. With a balanced college list,

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