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Parenting Through College Rejection: A Parent Perspective

As a parent, there are few things worse than knowing your child has been rejected in some way. Whether the rejection comes from a person, a sports team, an audition, or a college, it cuts deep. In fact, we’re biologically programmed to protect our kids. Though, when it comes to college denials, your protection will look a little different.
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Why an HBCU Could Be Right for You

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood Marshall Toni Morrison Spike Lee Alice Walker Senator Kamala Harris These are just a few of the many notable graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This important segment of our nation’s higher education system originated back in the late 1800’s with the purpose of educating black Americans. In fact, in 1890, the Morrill Act required ...
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Pressed? Stressed? Three Tips for Doing Your Best on a College Admissions Test

You’re just boppin’ along, keeping busy with your classes and extracurriculars, and then it begins - the testing chatter:
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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 college applications, UK, UCAS
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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