Posts for College Admission

How To Write An Application Letter For College

Writing your college application letter can be one of the trickier pages of prose that you put together in your high school career. On the one hand, it’s just a single page, but on the other, how do you talk about the kind of stuff you need to talk about without boring someone to tears? […]
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How To Write A Personal Statement

Writing a personal statement for your college application can be difficult if you’re not comfortable with essay writing, rules, and grammar. But you don’t have to be Mark Twain or Henry David Thoreau to knock it out of the park. You do, however, have to stick with the following guidelines that we’re about to set […]
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All Work and No Play – Diversifying Your High School Life

Everyone’s heard the adage “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” right? The saying is also true for your class schedule. While it’s commendable to want to fill your schedule with honors classes, dual credit classes and advance placement classes;  there is also something to be said for pursuing a passion or […]
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Three things guidance counselors don’t tell you…but they should.

Guidance counselors, while they don’t have classes to teach or papers to grade, may be the most harried adults in any school. Counselors perform a variety of tasks including course selection, college visits, college and scholarship applications, standardized testing, and counseling students with problems. There aren’t enough hours in a day. While they have students’ […]
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It’s a Balancing Act – 4 Tips to Develop Your Resume While Working.

With college prices rising, high school students are feeling the pressure to find a balance between working a part-time job to save money and building a resume to help them attain scholarship dollars. As great as that sounds, it is really possible to do both? Yes, it is possible! Here are a few strategies current […]
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Securing Letters of Recommendation

How to acquire letters of recommendation

When preparing for college applications, most students understand the importance of taking the SAT or ACT, but many underestimate the value of obtaining quality letters of recommendation. Many college applications and most scholarship applications require anywhere from one to three such recommendations. Every college applicant meets the basic requirements for admission, so having strong letters […]
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A Spring Break To-Do List for Juniors

I Love Spring Break

While some are having fun in the sun on spring break, high school juniors can use the time to prepare for college applications in the fall. A week off from school doesn’t have to be filled with sleeping in and watching Netflix. Take the time to visit the colleges on top of your wish list. […]
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Why Do People Love Their Colleges?

Deciding where to go to college or university can be a tough decision with so many options out there and so many horror stories about accumulating massive debt for a degree that can’t get you hired. Obviously, college/university is still better than the alternatives or graduates wouldn’t consistently out-earn most non-graduates each year. Therefore, you […]
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Best Advice For Picking A College Major

As we head in to the final semester, many of you juniors and seniors will be thinking more about college and, in particular, what you should do once you get there. The web can be a great resource for determining which path to follow in life, and it’s worth doing all the pondering that you […]
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College Application Roundup: Posts Every Senior Should Read

Well, seniors, you’re at the start of your final year of high school, and that means while you may rule the roost on campus, you also have a lot of things to get ready for regarding the upcoming chapter of your life. College application is usually what most of you will be focusing on in […]
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