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So You’ve Been Waitlisted…Now What?

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 under Applying to College

Student receiving college waitlist letter

When you’ve been waiting months for an official acceptance or rejection from a college, it can be disheartening to get waitlisted instead. The good news is, just because you’ve been waitlisted doesn’t mean you have to sit around doing nothing. There are still ways for you to help increase your chances of admission.

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High School Extracurriculars: 3 Ways to Shine

Posted on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 under Applying to College, High School

art supplies

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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Taking a Gap Year: Is It Right for You?

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 under Applying to College, Money, Paying for College

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Taking a gap year allows students to save money, do volunteer work and get some life experience before enrolling in college. But a gap year isn’t for everyone. How do you know if taking a gap year is right for you?

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How to Transfer Colleges as an International Student

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 under Applying to College, International Students, Moving

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If the US school you’re attending as an international student isn’t right for you, transferring colleges may a good decision. But before you make any moves, it’s important that you know the right steps to take when it comes to transferring colleges.

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How to Get a Letter of Recommendation for US Colleges

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 under Applying to College, International Students, Translation

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As you apply to US colleges, getting a great letter of recommendation should be part of your to-do list. If you’re struggling with this task, just follow these tips to get a great letter of recommendation — stress free!

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The Benefits of Community College for International Students

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Living in the US, Paying for College

international students attending community college

Less expensive tuition, relaxed English proficiency requirements and the ability to easily transfer to another school convince many international students to attend a US community college.

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Beyond the Ivy League for International Students

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College

Ivy League

Ivy League schools aren’t for everyone. Luckily the United States has hundreds of superb colleges and universities, and with a little research you can find the one that meets your need and budget.

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US News and World Report Rankings: Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2016

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings

Bryn Mawr entrance

If you’re just beginning the college search, you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by your choices. One place to start is the US News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Check out what liberal arts colleges placed in the top 25 for 2016.

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International Student College Application Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 under Applying to College, International Students

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Before you apply to a US college as an international student, you should make sure you’re completing the process correctly the first time around. Otherwise, your application could end up delayed or even rejected for mistakes that you could have avoided.

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The Pros and Cons of Getting an Online Degree from a US College

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, College Classes, International Students, Starting College

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If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, you should think about earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to get a degree from a US school.

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The Hardest Section on the SAT

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, High School, Testing

Student taking test

This post was written by Lucas Fink, resident SAT expert at Magoosh, a leader in SAT Prep. If we’re going to talk about the hardest section of the SAT, we should first address a bigger question: how hard is the SAT in general? It’s not exactly easy. For every 10,000 students, only about 3 get […]

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Should You Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business?

Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College

Stack of books

Business is a popular major, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But is majoring in business the right move for you? Before you declare your major, check out the pros and cons of getting a bachelor’s degree in business.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Your College Admission Interview

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 under Applying to College, Starting College

city college gate

The interview is a common part of the college admissions process. If you are nervous about it and want to make a good impression, it’s best to consider some habits to avoid during your upcoming college admissions interview.

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20 of the Best Colleges with No Application Fees

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money

Pile of money

Preparing for and applying to college is no joke — especially when it comes to your top choices. Not only do you want to get into college, but you may also hope to get into a college with a good application.

The application process is also no joke when it comes to your wallet. College application fees can easily cost you nearly $100 a pop, so you’ll need to pick and choose carefully.

Here’s a list of 20 highly ranked colleges that also happen to have free applications.

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3 Reasons Grammar Isn’t Important for the SAT Essay

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing

A person filling out a bubble test sheet.

Tackling the SAT and all of its individual parts can be a little bit daunting. However, our friends at Magoosh have provided us with a few reasons as to why you may not need to sweat the small stuff on the SAT essay portion as much as you may think.

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