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4 Tips for Writing Persuasive College Admissions Essays

For college admissions, the essay is one of the most rewarding parts of the application evaluation process. However, it’s one of the most dreaded topics of conversation for aspiring college students. While it may not always be the most exciting part of applying to college, it’s your opportunity to express your interest, showcase your personality and highlight your academic achievements – essentially it’s your chance to make a lasting first impression. No pressure right? Continue Reading…

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Take this College Quiz to Find Out What Kind of Student You Are!

Whether you’re in the midst of planning for college or just developing an interest in higher education, have you ever stopped and thought “what kind of student am i?” Sure, you probably know if you enjoy studying or if you would rather be involved in an extracurricular activity, but have you ever thought of how your high school learning style could help to determine what student you are?

Take a Quick Break from Your Studies to Find out What Kind of Student You Are with this College Quiz!

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5 Reasons you Shouldn’t Look at College Acceptance Rates

As many students begin the process of applying to colleges and considering next steps, they look at college acceptance rates as indicators of whether or not they would make the cut. The problem with this, however, is that acceptance rates don’t accurately reflect the number of performance standards schools use when accepting a new wave of students into their midst. When relying solely on one statistic, you run the risk of limiting your college opportunities. Continue Reading…

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How to Build up Confidence Before Heading Off to College

College is a huge investment, not just financially but emotionally and mentally – for many students, as well as parents, planning for college can be a time of ambivalence. For many high school students, this is the first time they will live on their own, which also goes hand-in-hand with new responsibilities in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. If your child lacks confidence around the idea of starting college, you may want to start by reminding them that they aren’t alone and that this confidence can be increased over time.  Continue Reading…

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Preparing your Child for College? Here’s 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Applying to college doesn’t just mean the next step in your child’s academic career, it’s one of the biggest steps they will make in their lifetime. Transitioning from high school to the college lifestyle will present a variety of different emotions and challenges; not only will your child be moving out of their comfort zone, they will take on new responsibilities and have to hold themselves accountable.

Of course, you want your child to embark on their academic journey feeling confident and ready to succeed, so you will want to start preparing your child for college as soon as possible. Starting with the basic importance of setting goals and objectives for continuing education, to the financial aspect of college, use this as a guide to ensure that your child understands the process of applying to college and feels prepared before they begin their first-year of college. Continue Reading…

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How to Prepare for College Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Applying to college doesn’t start or stop with the college application; there are a number of different aspects to consider before, in the midst of, and after applying to school. Before you become overwhelmed with your child’s college applications, just remember that a little organization can go a long way and will help to mitigate the application process.  Continue Reading…

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Social Media and College Admissions: the Dos and Don’ts

Something as harmless as social media can have a huge impact on whether students are accepted into college or considered as a desirable job applicant once they have graduated. However, this should come as no surprise, we certainly live in a digital age where the social media users are getting younger and younger each year. According to a recent report conducted by the Pew Research Internet Project; 89% of internet users using social networking sites are between the ages of 18-29 – which makes up most of the first year and graduate applicants. Continue Reading…

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Your Guide for Offsetting the Cost of College

A college education is one of the most rewarding investments you can make; but financing that education can often feel unattainable, and overwhelming, especially for families who have more than one child planning on attending college. On the contrary; today “most students pay less than a college’s sticker price thanks to financial aid,” according to experts at Big Future CollegeBoard. So even if the cost of college looks too expensive at first glance, it’s typically more affordable than you may think. Continue Reading…

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A 6 Step Guide to Help Students with College Planning

Planning for college marks an imperative turning point for your child. As such, whether your child is just starting to think about applying to college, or they are already sorting through college resources and filling out applications; they’re going to need a helping hand. So how can you create a helpful and fun planning experience for your son or daughter? Follow this 6 step guide as a roadmap for the initial planning phases all the way to college enrollment. Continue Reading…

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What are Colleges Looking for in Today’s Students?

In today’s competitive environment, it may come to no surprise that college admissions are taking into account more than just your grade point average (GPA), and standardized test scores. While both are weighed heavily in the college application process, admissions are also interested in what you can potentially bring to the campus.

Whether you embody a commitment to social responsibility or you’re a born leader; your application is a chance to demonstrate and prove those skills. Use this as a guide for starting to familiarize yourself with the college application process and how you can demonstrate great potential for the college you’re applying to. Continue Reading…