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9 ACT Tips for Test Day

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 under High School, Testing

ACT test taking classroom

After all this time, ACT test day is finally looming. Here are some tips to make sure it goes as smoothly as you hope.

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How to Prepare for a High School Exchange Program

Posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 under High School, International Students, Study Abroad

high school exchange student enjoying a train ride through their host country

Whether you are leaving the US or coming to this country through a high school exchange program, you can benefit from learning about the process before you commit to it. After all, you are about to leave your home for up to a year – there is a lot to think about first!

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Easy & Effective Study Habits to Take to College

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017 under Blog, High School, Starting College, Testing

stack of textbooks on stairs

As your last day of high school approaches, you’re likely thinking a lot about the challenges that will come with college. Though you can look forward to many exciting changes, one thing that will remain the same is the need to have good study habits if you want to get good grades.

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5 Study Tips to Help You Prep for AP Tests

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 under Applying to College, Blog, High School, Testing

student highlighting notes

If you’re taking one or more AP classes in high school, you might already be starting to get apprehensive about upcoming test dates in May. With an academic year’s worth of material to review and memorize, the idea of studying for AP tests can often be overwhelming! So how can you relieve your worries and get the grades you want?

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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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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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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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Why You Should Take an AP Test in High School

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 under Academics, High School, Testing

benefits of AP tests

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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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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