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Say What? A Guide to Hard-to-Pronounce College Names

I have a special place in my heart for correct name pronunciation. It all stems back to my younger days when my last name was ‘Begue.’ Growing up, I heard my name pronounced more ways than I can count – beh-GOO, behg-WAH, beeg, beige, bohg (not sure how they came up with that one…there's no 'o,' people!) – none of which were actually correct. Want to take a guess? 
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Estrela Class of 2022 Early Decision and Early Action Results

The Class of 2022 is on fire! While some schools are still waiting to release their early admission decisions, we are excited to share an initial list of our Class of 2022 early results. We are incredibly proud of our students who have received offers of admission to more than 70 different colleges and universities so far. In addition, our Estrela students have already been awarded nearly $4 ...
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Did You Get In? Tips for Managing College Admission Decisions

Application Decisions are rolling in! Some of you may have already heard some positive results. Others may be waiting for the news. Either way, we want to take a quick minute to share some tips with you as Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) decisions start to be released in the coming weeks and months. 
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Paying for College Through Military Service

One of the many benefits offered to U.S. active duty service personnel and veterans is help with education and training costs. However, weighing your choices and opportunities can be overwhelming with some programs administered by your branch of service and others through the Veteran’s Administration.  There are also outside scholarships specifically for active duty, veterans and dependents. ...
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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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