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Seven Ways 9th And 10th-Graders Can Use The Coalition To Get A Head Start On College
October 27, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Online Courses Press Summer Plans
Seven Ways 9th And 10th-Graders Can Use The Coalition To Get A Head Start On College

Preparation for college admissions is beginning earlier than ever. Since it is never too early to plan for college, there are some great resources to utilize to get ahead of the game.  With the Coalition Locker feature on the Coalition…

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How To Land Your Dream Internship
October 23, 2020 | College Application Press Summer Plans
How To Land Your Dream Internship

Whether you're in high school preparing for college application or in college preparing to enter the workforce, you're likely wondering how to be a standout applicant as you approach the next level in life. In a world where more people…

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What You Need To Know About The FAFSA
October 15, 2020 | Paying for College
What You Need To Know About The FAFSA

Every single student should be filling out the FAFSA, regardless of what their family’s financial situation is. If you haven’t filed already, this should be the next thing you do this weekend! Filling out the FAFSA can be a tedious…

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Three Big Changes Affecting College Admissions That All High School Students And Parents Need To Know About
October 14, 2020 | College Application College Search Press
Three Big Changes Affecting College Admissions That All High School Students And Parents Need To Know About

Before the last NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) conference, colleges were a little restricted in their incentive and recruiting tactics.  In fact, colleges were not allowed to: Offer incentives, like larger financial aid packages or priority housing, to…

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Moon Prep Ebook #1 in downloads on Amazon
October 9, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
Moon Prep Ebook #1 in downloads on Amazon

Did you hear our news?  Moon Prep founder Kristen Moon made the Top 10 List on Forbes in the Education category for the past 2 weeks. Her latest article, “Online Opportunities for PreMed Students During COVID-19”, received over 11,000+ views.   …

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Here’s the Deal on the COVID-19 Essay Question on the Common App
September 30, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Press
Here's the Deal on the COVID-19 Essay Question on the Common App

High school junior students have had every element of their college admissions disrupted by the pandemic, and now it has filtered into college applications, too. The Common Application recently announced the addition of an optional essay to their application platform…

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How COVID-19 Is Upending Medical School Admissions Tests
September 25, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Press
How COVID-19 Is Upending Medical School Admissions Tests

Now more than ever, students are searching for answers for how the pandemic will affect the upcoming medical school admissions cycle. MCAT cancellations, colleges moving online, and volunteering and shadowing opportunities postponed have not stopped aspiring doctors from starting the…

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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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