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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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Spring Into Summer! Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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2022-2023 Common App Essay Prompts Announced

They're here! They're here! If you're like us you've been patiently waiting for the 2022-23 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 2021-22 application cycle.
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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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