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Let's Get Started! 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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5 Tips to Get Started on Your Common App Essay

Starting anything new is hard – the first day of a new school year, a new class, getting in shape.  We tend to put these things off, and they linger and linger. Add to that the pressure of wanting it to be “perfect” (which nothing is!), and sitting down to write the common app essay for your college applications can seem pretty daunting!  
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Pros on Prose: The Truth About The College Admission Essay

In 2015 the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released their State of College Admission Report. The result of their survey revealed that colleges ranked the application essay as the 5th most-important factor in the admission process. The only items ranking higher in importance were grades, GPA, curriculum and test scores. Recommendations, extracurricular activities, ...
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Estrela Essay Specialist's Memoir Highlighted in The New York Times

Eliot Sloan, Essay Specialist on our college planning team, is currently developing an anthology of essays by family members of white-collar criminals. Her own memoir was featured in The New York Times "What We're Reading" section this week!
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