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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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Know What You Want to Study In College Apr 21, 2020

As “stay at home” orders continue on for many states, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands.  Have you run out of puzzles, family game night getting old, have you reached the end of the internet?  Maybe it’s time to think about some of life’s...

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College Essay Quarantined - Crush The Common Application Essay! 7 Tips. essay Apr 11, 2020

College Application Essay Tips

  1. Note which colleges you are planning on applying to next year.
  2. Find out if the colleges use the common application, the coalition application, or their online school application. 
  3. What are the college essay expectations for each school on your list? ...
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New Changes to the UNC-system Schools Admission Requirements college admissions unc Apr 11, 2020

The UNC System Board of Governors approved new minimum admission plans that will go into effect this fall.  The relaxed standards will remain in place, starting with the class of 2021 and will stay through the high school graduating class of 2024.  The admissions plan will then revert...

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