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Getting Started With The Common Application

It’s August 1st, which means the start of application season for rising seniors! The Common App is an online application used by almost 900 colleges and universities across the country and allows students to apply to multiple schools using one platform.  Ready to get started? Check out our tips for making the process a little bit easier:
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College Planning Strategies for Homeschooled Students

According to the latest data reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, over 1.7 million U.S. children between the ages of 5 and 17 are homeschooled. Many of these students continue on to be homeschooled during their high school years with plans of attending a four-year college or university. While the college search and application process is largely similar to that of students ...
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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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How Going Greek Brought Me Forever Friends

In high school, I was heavily involved in cheerleading. My best friends and I were all cheerleaders and when graduation came upon us, we would be separating off to our own colleges. I was open to meeting new people and was excited to find my college best friends just like how I found my high school ones. I began my freshman year in the fall of 2015 and decided to go through the sorority ...
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Q&A With a Former Admission Director: What Are Colleges Really Looking For?

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