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Extracurricular Activities: The Different Roles They Play for First-Year vs. Transfer College Applicants

Most high schools provide a plethora of extracurricular activities for their students. Exposure to a wide range of such special interests—sports, drama, dance, painting, singing, scouts, volunteer work, debating, etc.—brings many benefits. It can help you develop new skills, discover talents, and even assess possible careers for your future. As… Read more

Personal Statement for Mere Mortals

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Many colleges and universities require an essay as part of the admissions process. While high school students are no strangers to writing essays, the vast majority have not been taught to write the type of unique essay colleges want to see—a personal statement. Thus, you may find yourself faced with… Read more

Standardized Tests: Do’s and Don’ts

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When the time comes for high school students to apply to college, they usually have two standardized test choices: the SAT or the ACT. Plotting a sensible course through the admission process is not necessarily an easy task, though. Many students have questions regarding these standardized tests used for college… Read more
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The Different Flavors of Standardized Tests

When most people hear the expression “standardized tests” they automatically think of the SAT and ACT exams. The simple reason is that those are the two most prominent standardized tests almost everyone who is applying to college has to think about. However, they are by far not the only tests… Read more

Undecided Is Normal!

In the United States, there is a tendency among some high school students to think that they must focus on committing to a major before they apply to a college. For most undergraduates, forcing the choice of a major that is connected to a chosen career path, before they even… Read more