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College Board Discontinues SAT Subject Tests and SAT Essay

The College Board announced this week that it will be discontinuing SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay section testing beginning in July. Here is an excerpt from their official announcement:
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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure some time ago to attend a talk during a conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs with their cookie ...
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Exploring the Perks of University Honors Colleges and Programs

Since the founding of Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in 1960, universities across the globe have made great strides in establishing honors colleges and programs as a way of providing specialized experiences for students. Offered at both large, public universities and small, private universities alike, honors colleges and programs are somewhat of a hidden gem of the college ...
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Estrela Class of 2021 Early Decision and Early Action Results

Happy New Year! We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2021 students who have received offers of admission to 92 different colleges and universities in 25 states during the Early Decision and Early Action rounds of admission. In addition, our Estrela students have already received $5 MILLION in merit-based scholarships! ⭐ Check out the list of colleges and universities where our students have ...
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What to do While You Wait for Your College Admission Decisions

The perilous moment when your finger hovers over the “Submit” button has passed. College applications are in. Deadlines have come and gone (or will soon). Now what? We wait… And wait… No! There is much to be accomplished after “Submit.” Do not fall into the trap of “being done.” Instead, consider these tips for channeling any nervous energy while you wait for your college admission decisions.
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