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SAT and FAFSA Breaking News!
January 21, 2021 | College Application Press Scholarships and Financial Aid Standardized Tests
SAT and FAFSA Breaking News!

Here at Moon Prep, we want to make sure our students hear about the biggest news-worthy items in the admissions world as soon as possible. We especially want to share news that directly affects how our underclassmen may be preparing…

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What You Need to Know About Attending College with an Intellectual Disability
January 13, 2021 | College Search Press
What You Need to Know About Attending College with an Intellectual Disability

Historically, people with intellectual disabilities had very few higher education options. Thankfully, those limited option and limited campus resources are far behind us.  From students on the autism spectrum, living with learning disabilities like dyslexia, or even speech disorders, college…

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How Does a Gap Year Potentially Affect Merit Aid?
December 30, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Gap Year Paying for College Press
How Does a Gap Year Potentially Affect Merit Aid?

This year, more students than ever before are looking into the idea of a gap year. Traditionally, gap years have been utilized as a time for students to gain world experience before entering their college path. Gap years are not…

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New ED II Colleges Have Been Added For The 20/21 Cycle, Here’s The Complete List
December 16, 2020 | College Application Deferral Press Waitlist
New ED II Colleges Have Been Added For The 20/21 Cycle, Here's The Complete List

With increased Early Decision application numbers for the Fall 2020 application cycle, early applications have become more important than ever before. In fact, Cornell saw a 36% increase in applications for Early Decision, with Emory increasing their application numbers by…

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Student Spotlight: How a Student-Run STEAM School Adapted to the Pandemic
December 11, 2020 | College Application Online Courses Press
Student Spotlight: How a Student-Run STEAM School Adapted to the Pandemic

One of the most frequent questions the Moon Prep counselors receive from families is, "Everything is shut down right now - what can students be doing during their downtime in the pandemic that is worthwhile for college later?" To answer…

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Local Interview – Meet Kristen Moon: Independent College Counselor
December 9, 2020 | Interview Press Uncategorized
Local Interview - Meet Kristen Moon: Independent College Counselor

ShoutoutAtlanta's Shoutout series is all about recognizing the incredible success and interesting businesses found within Atlanta's metropolitan area. Recently, our very own Moon Prep founder, Kristen Moon, was featured in the Shoutout Series to share more information about our team…

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5 Things To Consider Before Selecting a Caribbean Medical School
December 4, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
5 Things To Consider Before Selecting a Caribbean Medical School

Despite the increasing need of doctors in the U.S., many qualified candidates still struggle to get into medical school. For students with a lower MCAT scores or clinical experiences than their peers, there might be only rejection letters from U.S.…

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Notification Dates for Early Action and Early Decision
November 14, 2020 | College Application Early Admission Press
Notification Dates for Early Action and Early Decision

With all the uncertainty the pandemic has brought to 2020's high school seniors and their college admissions timeline, it's really no wonder that many seniors are looking for a little stability right now. More than any other year, students want…

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Tips For Getting The Most Money From FAFSA
November 12, 2020 | Paying for College
Tips For Getting The Most Money From FAFSA

College tuition is rising and students are taken out more student loans than ever. Students might be making a critical mistake by not filling out the FAFSA. The FAFSA and CSS are not just for students who have the biggest…

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Quoted: It’s Not Too Late To Have Meaningful Gap Year
November 6, 2020 | College Application Deferral Gap Year Press Summer Plans
Quoted: It’s Not Too Late To Have Meaningful Gap Year

Students are still facing a drastically-altered landscape of college admissions due to the pandemic, leaving many students searching for alternatives to the traditional college path. One of these alternatives has been rapidly increasing in popularity: the gap year. Deferring admission…

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