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5 SAT Study Tips to Prepare for The Big Day

5 SAT Study Tips to Prepare for The Big Day

Whether you like it or not, SATs are here to stay. Studies show that most competitive colleges–the Harvards, MITs, and Stanfords of the world–prioritize students with high SAT scores when screening for applicants. Scores can give schools a rough idea of a student’s academic abilities as well as his/her respective strengths and weaknesses. Over a […]

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What College Admissions Boards Are Really Looking For

What College Admissions Boards Are Really Looking For

  When you’re about to hit the submit button on The Common Application’s online system, your biggest worry is whether or not you’ll get in. Why else do students stress over their grades? But what does the admissions boards pay the most attention to? After all, you want to make sure you’re concentrating on the […]

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How Many College Application Are Too Many?

How Many College Application Are Too Many?

In the midst of your high school angst and anxiety, there’s a tendency to apply to as many colleges as you can consider. Usually, this is not the best idea since it can cause more headache on the backend. College applications take time away from test prep, your current classes and extracurricular activities, areas where […]

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Summer Jobs For an Advantage in College Admissions

Summer Jobs For an Advantage in College Admissions

  Expectedly so, colleges look at many different factors when they admit students. Among them are the jobs you hold while you’re in and out of high school. Summer jobs, in particular, can show a lot of responsibility and maturity at an early age. When choosing between working at a restaurant or interning at an […]

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