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7 Topics to Talk About With Teens This Holiday Season (That Don’t Include the “C” Word)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...for most of us. For high school seniors anxiously awaiting admission decisions there’s one topic they hope you’ll avoid at the dinner table: College.
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What’s In A Name?

Each year Harvard Law School publishes a list of the undergraduate institutions attended by their incoming class of aspiring lawyers. Since stumbling upon this gem a few years ago it has become a staple in our toolbox of resources that we share with students and families. Why, you might ask? It’s simple…
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Does Legacy Status Matter in College Admission?

Oh, legacy admission, you sneaky little detail. How is it that you manage to make so many happy while others loathe the idea of you? The mere thought of your impact has alumni counting down the years, months and days until they can exclaim alongside their children “WE got in!”
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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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