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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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5 Myths About the College Search — Busted! — Right Before School Starts
August 14, 2020 | College Application College Search Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
5 Myths About the College Search — Busted! — Right Before School Starts

Ready to launch the college search?  Yes?  No?  I know that it’s easy to feel completely unprepared — and the college search is changing so much right now.  However, even though you can’t visit some colleges this minute and must…

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Three Things You Should Look For in a College
August 13, 2020 | College Search Press
Three Things You Should Look For in a College

When students originally start building a college list, the options can rightfully seem endless. Between the majors offered, tuition prices, and types of schools available, it's hard to know what items should be the backbone of a solid college list. …

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Search for Scholarships?
August 7, 2020 | Press Scholarships and Financial Aid Summer Plans
How Old Do You Have to Be to Search for Scholarships?

Searching for scholarships isn't only a game for seniors anymore. Did you know there are external scholarships available as early as kindergarten and as late as graduate school? External, or outside scholarships, can be used at any college, making them…

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Best FREE Resources for the ACT and SAT
August 5, 2020 | Standardized Tests
Best FREE Resources for the ACT and SAT

Scoring high on the SAT and ACT can open doors to competitive programs, scholarships, college admissions, and other academic merits. But taking in-person or online tutoring courses can be expensive and aren’t always right for every student. Luckily, there is…

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The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): Where To Start
July 31, 2020 | Medical Admissions Standardized Tests
The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): Where To Start

 The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is one of the most important components of an application for students applying to enroll in Medical School to pursue a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. This is a…

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Quoted: Is It Time to Seriously Consider an Online School for Your Child?
July 29, 2020 | Online Courses Press Standardized Tests
Quoted: Is It Time to Seriously Consider an Online School for Your Child?

Online learning isn't new, but it is certainly new to many families. As the coming school year approaches, parents are evaluating every option available. Some are choosing to homeschool, some families are sending their children to school even if this…

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3 Ways High School Students Should Be Using LinkedIn
July 24, 2020 | College Application Linkedin
3 Ways High School Students Should Be Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is often considered a place for college students and working professionals to connect, which means it isn't usually a resource that high schoolers tap into just yet. This is a huge misconception: LinkedIn can be a great place for…

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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?
July 17, 2020 | College Search Press
How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

With college admissions becoming more selective each year, building a solid college list is more important than ever. One of the number one question our counselors are asked is, "how many schools should be on my college list?" The answer…

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What are BS/MD programs?
July 16, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
What are BS/MD programs?

The pre-med student’s search for a undergraduate program is different than many other majors, as their undergraduate decisions hold a heavy weight on their future medical career. For a few high-achieving students, there's a fast track option to their career…

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