College Interview Preparation

As you prepare for your upcoming college interview, the first thing that you should keep in mind is that the interviewer’s goal is not to trick you, but to get to know you better.  The interviewer will be evaluating your character, talent, and interests.  This is your opportunity to shine, set yourself apart from the other applicants, and reall...

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What Is A Good ACT Score?

What is a good ACT score?  Are my scores good enough?  How important are ACT scores anyway? If you’re a high school student who’s preparing to go to college, chances are you’ve asked yourself one of the above questions regarding the ACT.  Let’s tackle the last question first, and then I’ll go into the other ones. How important are my A...

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SAT Tips

Your score on standardized exams will play a large role in the admission officer’s decision to admit you into their respective college or university, so it’s important that you adequately prepare for these exams.  In this article, I’ll give you some SAT tips to help you get you fully prepared for the big day. Tip 1:  Take the Preliminary SA...

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College Entrance Essays

Okay, so you’ve figured out what colleges you want to apply for and you have all the applications in hand.  Now it’s time to write those dreaded college entrance essays.  Where do I even start? Here are the steps that you should take to write your college entrance essays. A.    Familiarize yourself with the essay questions.  Skim each app...

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Colleges That Change Lives

In order to select a college that will change your life forever, you must make sure that it is a good fit for you.  This will take some time.  Once you’ve carefully considered all of the questions listed in the“Which College Is For Me?” post, you should now have a list of colleges that you are interested in. Next, you’ll need to do some m...

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What’s the ACT & SAT?

Although they can be a real pain, standardized tests are an important part of the college admissions process.  Therefore, it’s important that you know about each exam and how they will impact you. What is the ACT? The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and...

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Dorm Checklist

So the big day, also known as move-in day, is only a few weeks away and you have no idea what to bring with you to campus. Feeling a little STRESSED? I completely understand.  It is important that you start your first few weeks off on a good note.  This will most likely set the tone for the remainder of the year. In this post, we’ll discuss ho...

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College Survival Kit

There’s no doubt about it…moving away from home and into the dorms will be a scary process.   You are officially an adult now.  Mom won’t be there to do your laundry, give you cold medicine when you’re sick, or to cook your favorite meal.  Sigh… Studies show that one in every four college students leave campus before their sophomo...

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