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ED/EA/RD: Tips for Choosing the Right College Application Plan

ED, EA, RD…the alphabet soup that describes college application plans can be confusing.  Let’s dive into what you need to know about each, and more importantly, how to determine which plans are the right ones for you.
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Jasmine's Take: Get Your Vote On! How and Why Young Adults Should Vote

Jasmine Wheeler September 02, 2020 voting, election
  If you’re turning 18 before November 3rd, 2020, this will be the first time that you’re eligible to vote in a presidential election! While voting is an awesome way to make your voice heard, it can be a challenging process, especially during a pandemic. It might seem confusing or difficult to register to vote, to know how to approach voting if you attend school in a different state than you live ...
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First in the Fam: Resources for First Generation College Students

There is something special about being first. First in space, first place contest winner, first in line at the DMV. Being first is exciting and something to celebrate (cue Kool and the Gang)! Although, there are also times when being first can feel a little intimidating; like an explorer stepping out into the great unknown.
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Does Test-Optional Really Mean Test-Optional?

It feels like not a day goes by right now that an announcement isn't made about a college or university becoming "test-optional." Some have announced temporary plans that apply solely to the class of 2021 or even 2022, while others have decided to remove testing requirements indefinitely. However, there is one question that we keep hearing from students and parents: Does "test-optional" really ...
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Announcing Our New Estrela YouTube Channel!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Estrela Consulting YouTube Channel! With our move to virtual admission rep visits this year, we are excited to be able to share these presentations and conversations with all who are interested via this new platform. Stay tuned as our team creates great content with valuable tips on the college and school search processes, and be on the lookout ...
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