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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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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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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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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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A Statement from 300+ College Admissions Deans to the Class of 2021

More than 300 college admissions deans (and growing) have signed a statement about what they expect and value in the admission process during this time. Here is just a snippet of the "why":
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