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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts Released

They're here! They're here! If you're like us you've been patiently waiting for the 2019-20 Common App Essay Prompts to be announced. Spoiler Alert: the folks at the Common App have actually decided to keep the same prompts that were used during the 2018-19 application cycle.
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Across the Pond for Uni: 5 Tips for Applying to College in the UK

Laura Cobb December 01, 2018 UK, UCAS, college applications
Thinking about applying to college “across the pond?” With more than 370 choices, many of which are the world’s top-ranked universities, higher education in the United Kingdom could be a great option for many college-bound students. But, before you jump right in, it’s important to be aware of how applying to college in the UK differs from applying in the US. Here are five tips to help the process ...
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Let's Try This Again: Tips for Transfer Students

Completing the college admissions process is a milestone that many students are happy to put behind them. However, an astounding one-third of college students find themselves completing the process a second time as a transfer applicant. There are a variety of valid reasons to transfer universities. You may have had a change of heart about majoring in business and need to switch schools to pursue ...
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3 Simple Tips for Completing Your FAFSA

What were you doing on October 1, 2018? Were you eating a yummy cookie in celebration of National Homemade Cookies Day like I was? If not, it isn’t too late to grab your favorite kind (mine is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) and enjoy!
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Extracurricular Activities: So, What’s Impressive?

“But…what counts?” A common question vocalized by many high school students as they consider their extracurricular choices. Decoding their question, what they mean to ask is: "What will impress college admission officers?" The answer is both strangely simple and deep...YOU. You will impress college admission representatives. Or, at least, that’s the goal.
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