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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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Seven Tips for Acing the SAT preparing for the sat sat test day checklist Feb 07, 2019
  1. Test Day Checklist. Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Be sure you arrive at the SAT prepared with the right tools. See TEST DAY CHECKLIST. Be sure to bring a protein snack, a watch, and an approved calculator.
  2. Consider Using Score Choice. Consider...
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Your Essays common application common application essay essay essay prompts Jan 24, 2019

Last week, the Common Application announced that the essay prompts for 2019-2020 will remain the same as they were in 2018-2019 application.  So, what are you waiting for?  Now is a great time to start brainstorming topics for your Common App essay.    

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Student Spotlight: Zoe West tips for underclassmen Jan 18, 2019

Play The Video To Find Out About: 

  • North Carolina School of Math and Science
  • Zoe's tips for underclassmen
  • Much More
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Underclassmen: Looking for an Exciting Summer? summer plans summer research test prep travel Jan 10, 2019

What are your plans for summer? Now is the time to find programs for next summer to participate in. Do it this month! Many programs fill up early. Many have deadlines as early as February. 

What types of summer programs are there? 

Educational
Want to take an AP government class or a...

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Underclassmen Mid-Year Checklist college visits high school counselor job shadow psat recommendations summer programs testing schedule Jan 04, 2019

Welcome back from winter break!  Now is the time to review your MID YEAR CHECKLIST. January is a great time to get organized and jump-start your college search.  

1. Meet with your high school counselor 

  • Review your PSAT scores...
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When Should You Take the SAT or ACT? act act in the spring freshman juniors sat sophomores testing schedule Nov 07, 2018

When should you take the SAT or the ACT?  Identify which statement below applies to you to help determine the best timing for the test.  

Juniors

Using the test dates for your personality type, plan your testing schedule for the next year.

Sophomores and Freshman

You will have the...

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5 Ideas to Guide You on Selecting a Major selecting a college major undecided undeclared major Nov 02, 2018

Many college applications require you to select a major or state that you are “undeclared”. But what is the best way to choose a major? Here are 5 ideas to guide you. 

  1. Start early.  It’s never too early or too late to start exploring your interests and...
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Five Tips for Making College Applications Easier application deadlines applications calendar college application plans college applications track progress Oct 26, 2018

You are on the home stretch!  Only a few more weeks and your college applications will soon be done. Here are 5 ways you can keep sane during these last few weeks! 

  1. Set up Application Plans. Know what is needed to make a complete application at each college you are applying...
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How Do You Measure Your Chances for Admission? Oct 19, 2018

How competitive for admissions will you be at a given school? This is based on several factors. Some factors are more objectively measurable in the college applications process than others. The easily measured factors include: 

  • Your GPA 
  • Your tests scores on ACT, SAT, Subject Tests and...
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Do Early Birds Really Have an Edge in Admissions? apply early early actiona early decision restrictive early action Oct 12, 2018

Do early birds really have an edge in admissions?  The answer is often yes!  The purpose of submitting an application to a college early is to indicate your top preference for that college or a small group of colleges.  Colleges appreciate knowing you are likely to enroll if...

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