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Just Announced: ACT Streamlines Testing Accommodation Accessibility

The ACT announced today that it will be streamlining accessibility for students seeking accommodations for testing. See below for content of the full press release from ACT:
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You're Going to Major in WHAT?!?

Kristina Dooley July 11, 2021
For more than 20 years I have witnessed a shift in the contents of the "anxiety buckets" my students bring to the table when they begin their college search processes. Topping the list today: which major to choose...before they even complete a single college application.The question about what a student might major in usually follows the often-dreaded "Where are you applying?" Both of these ...
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Campus Pride: Resources for LGBTQ Students and Allies

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place during this month in 1969. Recent studies have shown that LGBTQ youth experience significantly higher rates of mental health issues, often stemming from a lack of support in their own homes or communities. For LGBTQ students trying to navigate the college search process, identifying institutions where they may feel safe, ...
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What I Did On My Summer Vacation...and Why It Matters to Colleges

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! Every year we hear from parents seeking our input on what their children should do during summer vacation to "make their applications look better" or to make them a "stronger applicant." While it's true that the summer months are a great time to do SOMETHING, the question is whether what that something is really matters on your college applications.
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5 Tips to Get Started on Your Common App Essay

Starting anything new is hard – the first day of a new school year, a new class, getting in shape.  We tend to put these things off, and they linger and linger. Add to that the pressure of wanting it to be “perfect” (which nothing is!), and sitting down to write the common app essay for your college applications can seem pretty daunting!  
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