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What’s In A Name? (Or, Does it Matter WHERE You Go to College?)

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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8 Tips for College-Bound Juniors

The often overlooked key to a successful high school junior year is keeping one eye on the now and one eye on the future. The now involves focus on your current academic coursework, exciting extracurricular activities, and social/family life. It also encompasses planning for the chapter after high school. Here are some tips that help juniors and their families approach this year with their ...
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Extracurricular Activities: What Counts on College Apps?

“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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The Waiting Game: 5 Tips for Waitlisted Applicants

Congratulations! You have been offered a spot on a college waiting list! But...wait. Is this a positive thing? Or just a confusing and frustrating area of limbo for you as you wait for a final decision? Kind of both, actually. However, if you've been waitlisted by a school and you just aren't ready to abandon the possibility that there MIGHT be a chance of admission, here are 5 steps you can take ...
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Why You Shouldn't Use Chat GPT to Write Your College Admission Essays

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