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6 Myths About the College Search Process

As students pack up their backpacks and begin their summer breaks, many will be shifting their focus to the beginnings of the college search process. Whether you are a rising sophomore just getting started, or a senior heading into the throes of starting the Common App, here are 6 college search myths to get out of your head this summer:
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Class of 2022 College Signing Day

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2022 Estrela students and feel fortunate to have played a role in their college search processes. Our students this year have received offers of admission to 122 different colleges and universities in 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Talk about finding FIT! Even more impressive is the fact that this group of students has been awarded nearly $8 ...
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Spring Into Summer! Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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Major Focus: Forensic Science

Do TV shows like CSI and Bones have you on the edge of your seat? Are you intrigued by blood spatter? Does hunting for spent shell casings sound like an exciting endeavor? If yes, then a career in forensic science might be for you! 
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Major Focus: Game Design

When a student tells me that they spend their free time playing video games, the panic from parents is almost palpable. They nudge their teenager, reminding them about their involvement in student council, their volunteer experience, or whatever else may feel like a more appropriate activity to highlight on a college application. They may be surprised to learn that video games have become ...
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