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It's All About You - Summer Questionnaire Jun 27, 2019

It’s all about you! 

This summer start thinking about what you like, and what is important to you.  Summer is a good time to do as much preparing for next year as you can.  Here is an activity you can do with your friends.  It is fun to compare notes...

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It's Summer - How Do You See Yourself Next Year? Jun 20, 2019

It’s officially summer now!  You may not want to think about school but now is a good time to reflect on this past year and set your goals for the upcoming school year.  

Look back at this past year: 

  • Are you happy with your grades?   
  • Did you enjoy your...
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What color do you want your campus to be? college campus politics college political atmoshpere college political point of view conservative college liberal college Jun 13, 2019

As you are researching colleges, you will hear comments about how one campus is “very liberal” or another is “conservative”, or another is “middle of the road”.  These are references to the political leanings of a college campus.  Is it red...

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Study Tips – Acing finals or AP tests Apr 25, 2019

Are you worried about your upcoming finals or AP tests?  Reduce stress and ace your tests by using these study tips from a graduate student. 

  1. Find a study space that suits you.
    For students who need a bit of chaos while they work, coffee houses usually have the perfect amount of...
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3 Tips to Building Amazing Teacher/Counselor Relationships Apr 11, 2019

Hoping to get a great recommendation letter for college admission or a scholarship or even a summer program?  It’s hard to write a recommendation for someone you don’t know.  You need to have strong relationships with your teachers and counselor.  Here are 3 tips...

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SAT Subject Tests in Spring Apr 05, 2019

How do you know if you need to take College Board SAT Subject tests?  Some colleges require or strongly recommend that you submit subject test scores (often two tests in subjects related to the major you are interested in – i.e. Math and Science for Engineering majors).  Review...

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10 Study Apps Students Must Have Mar 29, 2019

Do you dream of spending less time studying and still getting great grades? Turn your phone or device into a study machine!  There are great resources available to turn all that time you spend on your phone into something productive.  You may find a favorite that you’ll continue...

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Reject the Rejection Letter college acceptance letters rejection letters Mar 21, 2019

Getting a rejection letter from a college can be a painful blow.  Especially this year with a college admissions scandal in every major newspaper, it may seem that the process is rigged or unfair to the core.  You may wonder, “Why was I not accepted? What else could I...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Study in the U.K. study abroad study in england study in the uk study in the united kingdom Mar 15, 2019

Have you considered studying abroad?  What if you could study abroad for your entire college experience rather than just one semester?  Studying in the United Kingdom could be a great way for you to experience another culture for college without worrying about a language...

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Advice from a Park Scholarship Finalist college interviews extracurricular activities nc state park scholarship scholarships student resume Feb 28, 2019

Watch and learn from Seth Kodikara all about the Park Scholarship from a Park Scholarship Finalist.

  • The Park ScharlshScholarshiption Process
  • Insight on the Interviews
  • Advice for underclassman on their extracurricular activities to improve their resume
  • And much more.
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How to Make the Most of Your College Visits Inbox college visits extended college visits overnight college visits Feb 22, 2019

The College Visit 

Depending on your time and interest level, plan one of the following types of college visits: 

Basic Visit 

  1. Attend an information session.  Ask questions about admissions, financial aid, choice of majors.  IMPORTANT: Get a business...
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Road Trip: Preparing for Spring Break College Visits college visits spring break Feb 14, 2019

Using your spring break to visit colleges is a great idea, but be aware of spring break schedules for the colleges you wish to visit. It’s best to see a college when students are on campus. Here are a few tips to prepare for your spring college visits.  

  • Create a...
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