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Should You Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business?

Posted on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 under Academics, Applying to College

business majors

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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3 Ways to Let Colleges Know About Unofficial Extracurriculars

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School

drummer in a band

Participating in extracurricular activities during high school is encouraged by many colleges. Letting colleges know about your extracurricular activities not only shows them that you’re a well-rounded student, but also tells them a little about your personality.

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How to Improve Your Chances of College Admission in the Next 6 Months

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 under Applying to College, High School

getting into college

As you start the summer before your senior year, your thoughts should be focused on applying to college. And while you’re certainty in the homestretch of high school, there’s still work to do if you want to get into the college of your choice!

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Why You Should Schedule Overnight College Visits

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, High School, Student Housing

pros of overnight college visit

Want to get a closer look at a college before you apply?

Staying at a college overnight is a great opportunity to live in the dorms, eat cafeteria food, and see what students do when they’re just hanging out. Overnight visits let you get closer to a campus and find out for yourself how you would fit in.

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The Importance of Official SAT & ACT Practice Materials

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Testing

prepping with offical act and sat practice materials

The difference between official questions and non-official questions might not be that obvious to someone without much training. However, no matter who you are, you will benefit from using official material.

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The Simple Trick to Writing Amazing Admission Essays

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Summer

summer writing exercises for college-bound students

One of the most important aspects of any college application is the personal statement. For many students, this is also the most challenging. But it doesn’t have to be! The trick is to just start writing and exploring every day.

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How to Explain Your International School Curriculum

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, International Students, Translation

tips to help you explain your school curriculum to US colleges

If you’re an international student applying to US colleges, you likely have a long list of things to do to prepare your application. Explaining the curriculum of your school should be one of those tasks.

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The Winning Combination to Unlocking a Productive Summer

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Internships, Jobs, Summer

student summer job

One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What should I do over the summer to impress colleges?”

Here’s the problem: All students are unique and have varying interests. What’s most impressive to college admissions committees is when they see someone with a summer experience that does BOTH of the following.

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Deciding Where to Go to College: The May 1 Deadline

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 under Applying to College, Choosing a College

how to choose a college

It’s almost May 1, which means college applicants throughout the US and around the world are trying to decide which school to attend before the deadline. Have you mind up your mind? Consider these five questions first!

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5 Great Things About the New SAT

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 under Applying to College, Current Events, Testing

taking the new SAT

With the new SAT just debuted, many are anxious about the changes. But there is a lot of good news about the test. In fact, after reading this you might want to sign up for the next available test, rather than wait and fret.

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So You’ve Been Waitlisted…Now What?

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

college waitlisted

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 class

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

Oyem, Gabon

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

transferring colleges

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

letter of recommendation

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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