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College: Demonstrating Interest—COVID Edition Sep 24, 2020

Demonstrated interest is a term used by colleges as a way of measuring an individual student’s level of interest in their institution. Traditionally, students have been able to show their interest through personal contact to indicate to a college – hey, I like you! That involved...

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Making The Most of Virtual Learning Sep 16, 2020

In a March 2020 education paper printed in the Harvard Business Review, Vijay Govindarajan and Anup Srivastava, both renowned international business professors, stated the following: “Tectonic shifts in society and business occur when unexpected events force widespread experimentation...

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AP Scores and College Credit Jun 17, 2020

Although this year's AP tests were “non-traditional”, many colleges have said that they will still award AP credit (see this list by Prompt).  AP scores will be available online beginning July 15.  Scores are released over several days based on the state in which you...

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You Can Make A Difference: Student Activism Jun 03, 2020

It was hard to imagine 2020 being any worse, and then the country erupted over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.  Communities have watched in horror as protests have boiled over into riots and confrontations with heavily armed police and national guard...

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Should You Take the SAT or ACT This Year? May 28, 2020

You may have heard last week that the University of California system – with 10 campuses enrolling over a quarter million students – announced it would be test-optional for Fall 2021 admission.  The new policy phases in changes over the next four years ending with the...

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3 Things You Can Do To Remove Your College Admissions Stress May 20, 2020

Applying to colleges can be a stressful process under the best circumstances.  In 2020, with the education system turned on its ear, the admission process might seem near impossible.  Standardized tests are canceled for the spring, high schools are closed changing the dynamics of grades...

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10 Little-Known Factors That Could Help Your Teen’s College Admissions. Part 2 of 3 May 20, 2020

Enjoy learning some essential tips from Ryan Clark and me about college planning – learn and help your teens apply to college this fall in the most effective way despite so much uncertainty with college applications.

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High School Sophomores and Juniors - What College Will You Fit In? May 13, 2020

“Warm, welcoming, smart, and unpretentious– our university is filled with students who are driven to be the best they can be without striving to do so at the expense of others. They excel at allowing everyone to be comfortable with who they are, and not having to be a...

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10 Great Lessons for High School Parents from College Experts. Part 1 of 3 May 13, 2020

This insightful video is a three-part video lesson with college planning experts that answer parents' questions that will help students apply to College this Fall.

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Guidance for Underclassmen: What’s in a location? May 06, 2020

How do you describe where you live?  City?  Suburb?  Country?  What aspects of your current location do you like or not like – and how far are you willing to go from home?  As you explore colleges, one thing to consider is the location of the college. ...

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3 Tips to Building Teacher/Counselor Relationships While Home Learning Apr 29, 2020

Hoping to get a great recommendation letter for your college or scholarship applications?  It’s hard to write a recommendation for someone you don’t know.  It’s especially important to have strong relationships with your teachers and counselor but it might seem...

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Adopt Some New Strategies Regarding College Admission Apr 23, 2020

People around the world are adapting to a new normal.  Businesses are reinventing themselves, restaurants are offering delivery and takeout options, television news and late-night shows are broadcasting from home, and colleges and schools across the US have adopted online learning...

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