Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, Jobs
A resume is important to have even if you are still in high school and not looking for a job.
In fact, a high school resume can still include lots of information that tells readers about your life.
You might be surprised by how much information you can add to your resume, even if you have no job experience.
Learn how to maximize the experience you already have.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 under Applying to College, High School
If you’re a college hopeful worried that your application still has a few holes in it, there’s no question about it: it’s time to start signing up for some extracurricular activities while you’re still in high school.
But there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you go about joining and participating in these activities in the right way. Learn what they are, and how to make the most of your extracurricular college experience.
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Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 under Applying to College, High School
There is not necessarily a magic number of how many colleges to apply to, though there are some guidelines.
But you should ask yourself a few questions before you decide on the number of colleges to consider.
Read on for some important questions to ask before you choose the number of reach, match and safety schools to which you’ll send out applications.
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Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012 under Graduation, High School
There are plenty of things to do before you graduate from high school, and they do not involve academics.
Now that your GPA, test scores and college applications are practically set in stone, it is time to focus on some important things to do before you graduate.
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Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 under Applying to College, High School, Testing
Due to the recent discovery of several students cheating on college entrance exams, both SAT security and ACT security will be increased.
More specifically, strict procedures will be put in place as early as this September to help ensure that students do not pay other people to show up and take the test for them.
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Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 under Applying to College, High School
If you are a high school senior awaiting an admissions decision from your first-choice college, it’s important to take your mind off this subject. After all, there is not much you can do to change your application once you have sent it off, and worrying won’t change the admissions decision that will soon be in your mailbox!
Instead of worrying, here’s what you can do.
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Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 under Academics, High School, Testing
If you are thinking of taking an AP test or two during high school, you are not alone. More students than ever are choosing to take AP classes and exams to get college credit while still in high school.
There are a few reasons for this increasingly common trend.
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Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 under Applying to College, High School
With most college application deadlines coming up on January 1, we figured that there’s thousands of applicants out there who could use a checklist to make sure they’ve completed everything that needs to be done.
We hope this checklist will help keep you organized, set your mind at ease and ensure that everything is in order with your college applications!
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Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 under Applying to College, High School, Starting College
These days, preparing your online presence for curious college admissions committees is an important step in the college application process.
From the party pictures on your Facebook profile to your informal email address, the internet provides plenty of ways to harm your chances of getting into your college of choice.
Follow our tips on how to avoid the most common faux pas and start your college application process off on a good foot.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 under Applying to College, High School, Testing
Many of the most selective colleges and universities in the country used to require three SAT subject tests, but the number of SAT subject tests you need to apply to elite US schools is now changing.
According to the New York Times, even top universities like Harvard have dropped the three-test requirement. But just because three tests are no longer mandatory, are they expected? How many subject tests should you take?
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Posted on Friday, October 1st, 2010 under Applying to College, High School, Testing
Some people say that you can never take the SAT too many times — that your scores improve each time you take the exam.
Others say the opposite: that there’s a limit to how many times you can take the SAT before it begins to “look bad” to admissions officers.
The truth, however, lies somewhere in the middle. That being said, what’s your magic number?
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Posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010 under Applying to College, High School
Choosing your admissions essay topic can seem like a difficult decision to make. But it doesn’t have to be!
You need to choose a topic that sets you apart from the pack and paints you in a positive light. Think you don’t have enough experience to make your essay unique and interesting? You’re wrong!
Listen to these 5 secrets to make your essay stand out from the pack.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 under High School, Student Life
When students first enter college, they’re often puzzled by the differences in expectations between college essay writing and high school essay writing.
Essays that were getting perfect grades in high school are often criticized in college.
Don’t panic! Your writing hasn’t changed. College writing requirements are simply different than those of high school writing. We’ll tell you how.
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