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Quoted: How to Help Your High School Senior Cope With Having Their Year Cut Short
September 18, 2020 | College Application College Search Press Summer Plans
Quoted: How to Help Your High School Senior Cope With Having Their Year Cut Short

If you are the parent of a high school senior, watching your student grieve the loss of their final year of high school can be yard. Especially all the milestones that come along with it. You’ve seen your kid work…

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A Guide To Writing The Covid-19 Essay For The Common App
September 11, 2020 | College Application Press
A Guide To Writing The Covid-19 Essay For The Common App

For many students, the pandemic has had a lasting impact on their education and lives in general. Colleges and admissions teams are 100% aware of the impact the pandemic has had on their incoming freshman class, which is why there…

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What You Need To Know About The Common App
September 9, 2020 | College Application Press
What You Need To Know About The Common App

The opening day of Common Application has arrived. With over 875 colleges and universities participating in the Common App, chances are that this application is on your to-do list for this fall semester. Inside the Common App lies pages to…

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In Defense of the Benefit of the Doubt
September 2, 2020 | Covid-19 Online Courses
In Defense of the Benefit of the Doubt

Written by Allison Barchichat Allison is a seasoned high school math teacher and owner of East Cobb Tutoring Center, in the Marietta, GA area. She is the parent of one teenage and two preteen sons. My boys are one week…

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Gap Year Options for Medical School Students
August 28, 2020 | College Application Gap Year Medical Admissions Summer Plans
Gap Year Options for Medical School Students

Medical school, in the best of circumstances, is challenging, and having to learn virtually might add stress and further complications. If spending your first year in medical school in virtual classes isn’t a good fit for your learning style, then…

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The Future of Work: Are You Choosing The Right College Major?
August 26, 2020 | Summer Plans
The Future of Work: Are You Choosing The Right College Major?

If you are in college and don’t know what to major in, or even if you already choose a major but aren’t sure if it was the right decision, then this article is for you. Choosing a major is a…

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Free Crash Course – Tackling The Personal Statement
August 23, 2020 | College Application Press
Free Crash Course - Tackling The Personal Statement

For a limited time, we have created an essay crash course just for students looking to write their Personal Statement before the school year gets busy. The best part of all - it’s FREE! And it begins August 24th.  8…

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Med School Applications Soaring
August 21, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
Med School Applications Soaring

Medical school applications have increased this year, and the pandemic is a major reason for the increase. Many applicants have been inspired to the field of medicine because of our healthcare heroes. Moon Prep founder Kristen was quoted in an…

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Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year
August 19, 2020 | College Application Gap Year Press Summer Plans
Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

For graduating seniors and juniors alike, COVID-19 has upended every plan for college. Incoming freshmen are opting to accept last-minute offers from in-state universities to live at home or are frustrated with the lack of tuition discounts when faced with…

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Topics to Avoid on Your Personal Statement
August 17, 2020 | College Application
Topics to Avoid on Your Personal Statement

Every year, there are students who are not prepared for their college essay, and essentially use this space as an extended resume. for example: “For the past 3 years, I have been involved in debate…” By the end of the…

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