Why High School Study Abroad is An Amazing Pre-College Experience

It’s no surprise to anyone that studying abroad during your high school years is guaranteed to be a life-changing, amazing experience. But, did you know that this is also exactly the kind of experience that will help prepare you for college? In addition to honing a student’s foreign language expertise, high school study abroad programs offer th...

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How To Get Into A Good College

At first glance, the college admissions process seems rather daunting! The application, essays, recommendation letters, standardized exams, and financial aid forms can be discouraging. In fact, they can even cause a lot of high school students to worry if they’ll ever be able to figure out how to get into a good college. Below I’ll disc...

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What Do Colleges Look For?

What do colleges look for in students when applying to college? Well, they are looking for that certain student that stands out from everyone else. Are you one of them? Colleges look for many different things during the application process.  In the world today, college preparation is tough. Many colleges and universities are raising the bar with ...

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College Application Resume Template

Putting together a resume is a somewhat daunting task, and yet there is no way to avoid making one. Where do you start? How do you organize it? There are a lot of sections involved in making a good, complete resume. But don’t fret! I’m here to show you how I organized my own resume; hopefully my college application resume template will give you...

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When Should I Apply To College?

As the summer before your senior year of high school draws to a close, you’re left with the realization that college is right around the corner. Senior year will be an exciting part of your high school career, but remember: you’ll also need to dedicate time to work on college applications. College applications will in no way compare to high sch...

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Deadlines for College Applications

When I was applying to various colleges a few years ago, I felt overwhelmed. Maybe not with just the thought of applying, but everything else associated with preparing for college in general. Applying for college really isn’t that stressful, so long as students stay on top of everything they need to get done and the biggest step — applying! Var...

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Getting Accepted: Q&A With A College Admissions Counselor

When applying to your dream school, the first person to see your completed application is your admissions counselor. To make sure you have the best chance of getting into your school, I sat down with an admissions counselor to see what exactly goes on in the admissions process. Here is what she said: Q.  What is your role exactly in the admissions...

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What Colleges Look For

The college application process is extensive and daunting. You are essentially trying to pool together a portfolio of yourself that will make you stand out in a sea of thousands of other applicants. The worst part is there is no right answer to what will guarantee you an acceptance to any certain college. Every college regards their applicants on a...

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Feeling Unaccepted?: How To Handle a College Rejection Letter

For every high school student applying to college, there is always the possibility of receiving a rejection letter. You may have thought your application was perfect, your letters of recommendation adequately described your excellence and your college essay was the best piece of writing you ever produced. You may feel there is absolutely no way you...

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Getting Accepted: Top 10 Easiest Colleges To Get Into

Ever think you’ll never be able to get into college? Think again! Your chances of getting in may be higher than you think. While some universities are selective, some are easier to get accepted into than others. U.S. News put together a list of the Top 100 highest acceptance rates among universities. The list is based on the fall 2011 acceptance ...

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