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Jasmine's Take: 10 Gifts Every College Student Wants

As the holiday season approaches and many students start to return home for an extended break, parents might be wondering what on Earth to get their students for the holidays. Here are ten items that nearly any college student will love, from practical to sentimental to fun!
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College Admission Testing in the Era of COVID-19

“What should I do about testing?” 
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How These Colleges are Changing Lives and Why They Should Be On Your List

We all know that the few short years in college are supposed to be some of the most impactful years of our lives, so it would make the most sense to enroll in only the “best” college that you can. After all, isn’t that why we scramble to determine the nation’s top colleges, review multiple sets of rankings to figure out which school is best, reach out to admissions offices to demonstrate our ...
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Imposters Among Us in the College Application Process

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal! I recently received a request from my kids to download the game “Among Us” on their iPads. As we do with all of these requests, I checked out what this game was all about before giving the go-ahead. Reading the succinct description above, and being in the thick of college admission season with my students, I immediately thought ...
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Jasmine's Take: A Look at College During COVID-19

This year, new college students face a daunting challenge: starting a new chapter of their lives during an ongoing pandemic and their college plans very different than they'd envisioned. While some colleges are holding entirely in-person classes, others have opted for a fully-remote or hybrid model in the interest of limiting exposure to COVID-19. Interested to hear what current college students ...
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