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6 Summer Activities to Boost Your College Application

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 under Applying to College, High School, Summer

benefits of summer camp

US admissions officers want to see students engaging in productive and constructive activities over the summer months, instead of just lounging by the pool. In fact, your summer activities are a great way to make your application stand out.

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5 Things to Do After Deciding to Earn Your Degree Abroad

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 under Applying to College, Blog, Choosing a College, Study Abroad, Travel

Oxford University building

If you want to go to college but also want to see the world, it’s time to consider getting an undergraduate degree abroad. This is a great way to combine your love of travel with your desire to get a good education.

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Earning an International Education: What Are Your Options?

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog, Study Abroad, Summer

international student exploring the city

With the increased emphasis on globalization in recent years, it makes sense to get an international education. This is probably why the option to study abroad is so popular among college students. But your choices for getting an international education don’t end there.

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The Myth of the Well-Rounded College Applicant

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog, High School

overworked well-rounded student

It seems like every college applicant tries to be the well-rounded student, since this is what they’ve been told colleges want. But it turns out that colleges don’t want well-rounded students; they want well-rounded classes of students.

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Optional College Interviews: How Important Are They?

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog

college admissions interview

The college admission process can involve a lot of time and work on your part, so it might be tempting to skip an interview when it’s optional. And the fact is that many college admission interviews are indeed optional these days. So why do colleges keep offering them to applicants?

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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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