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July 7, 2023
What Are Official Transcripts? Getting Ready to Apply for College

Personal essays are not only a way to share your values and background but a chance to make a case for yourself if your grades aren’t stellar. Some colleges also look at your scores on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. But your academic record gives a college or university the clearest idea of what kind of student you’ll be at their school. An official transcript is at the top of the checklist on almost every college application.

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July 7, 2023
What College Should I Go to? How to Find the Best School for You

Let us help ease any anxiety you may have around the question, “What college should I go to?” This step-by-step guide is packed with tips, tools, and resources to get you started on this exciting process to find the right college for you!

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July 7, 2023
What Do High School Counselors Do? Preparing for College and More

While teachers, coaches, and parents can help when times get tough, don’t forget about your high school counselor. You may be asking yourself, “What do high school counselors do?” The short answer is — a lot!

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July 7, 2023
4 Types of Community Service That Colleges Want to See

Community service not only improves your corner of the world and you as a person, but it also improves your chances of getting into college too! Most colleges do not require applicants to do community service but consider it highly valuable to your application, as it shows you have high character.

July 7, 2023
College Dorm Life: What to Expect and How to Make Friends

You celebrated your high school graduation with your friends and classmates, and now it’s time to prepare to move on to college. Some of those friends might be coming with you, or you might be going off on your own.

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July 7, 2023
5 College Skills Every Student Needs to Master

As a freshman, you’ll meet new people, be exposed to different ideas, and discover which areas of study interest you most. But if you plan to survive (and, hopefully, thrive) once you get on campus, you’ll want to master some basic college skills first.

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June 7, 2023
Your Ultimate SAT Study Guide: Study Tips, Writing Practice, and More

If you decide to tackle the SAT, how do you set yourself up for success? This SAT study guide will help you prepare for college admission testing and determine how you need to study to meet your goals.

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June 7, 2023
College Decision Dates: What to Expect and How to Wait Without Stress

If the wait for college decision dates has you stressed, not to worry. We’ve got you covered with all the tips and information you’ll need to make the wait as stress-free as possible!

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April 11, 2023
Letter of Recommendation for School: Who Should You Ask?

As you prepare to apply for college, you may notice that each school has different admission requirements. Some colleges may only ask for your high school transcript, but others may also require a student essay and letter of recommendation.

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April 6, 2023
College Application Deadlines for the 2023-2024 School Year

Here are the fall college application deadlines for Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, and Rolling Admission, and what you need to apply.