May 1st Final College Choice – Decision Deadline

May 1st marks college decision day, the national deadline for many colleges, on which high school seniors must make their final college choice. Choosing which college to attend is likely the most significant life decision most seniors have had to make. While this is an exciting time worthy of celebrating it can also be confusing,

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College Prep Tips for 10th Graders

10th grade is a great time to explore possibilities for college and for your future. Build a strong foundation this year in high school by following these college prep tips: 1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT ® test in October if it is offered at your high school The primary PSAT/NMSQT ® test date this year is

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 2: The Facts

If you have not read the last blog, Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing your College, Part 1: Your Mindset, do not read any further until you do. If you approach this decision in the wrong order, you are more likely to make a mistake. Did you read it? Ok then, now it

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 1: Your Mindset

Your acceptance letters have arrived, you have celebrated your successes, cried over the disappointments, and now the time has come to make your choice. Where will you go to college? It is easy to get nervous about making the wrong choice and ending up at a college that is not quite right for you. Before

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Preparing for Your College Admissions Interview

College interviews can be as important to college acceptance as a job interview is to landing a coveted position in the professional world. If a college offers an interview opportunity, either on campus or with a local alumni in your community, you should take advantage of it. It is your chance to let your personality

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News from the University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin provided lots of great information at the Texas Together Counselor Update, but there were several areas discussed that will affect students in the greatest ways. If you have been procrastinating and have not submitted your application yet, don’t wait! UT-Austin has a priority submission deadline of October 15, and

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News from Texas A&M University

Last week, we had the privilege of attending the Texas Together Counselor Update hosted by Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin. The event is always informative, and this year there were some especially interesting updates. Check out the information below for Texas A&M and stay tuned for a later blog about

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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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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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