It’s Not Too Late To Get Into College!

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For those of you who applied to college this year, you know that the official decision day for committing to a college is May 1. But wait, what if you did not get accepted by any of the colleges where you applied? Or you got some acceptances, but not anywhere you really want to attend? There is still something you can do! Every year, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling publishes a list of colleges that still have openings. You can find the list for 2017 at–publications/Research/CollegeOpenings/ If … Read More

Getting More From Your College Visit

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College visits are essential. After all, would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Your investment in college will certainly cost more, so it is important to fully understand what you are buying. These students, professors, and administrators will be a part of your life for at least the next four years. Every college has its own unique culture which cannot truly be understood by perusing catalogs, websites, or even videos. Do not limit yourself to just the prescribed tour and information session (but don’t skip … Read More

10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts for College Essays

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College application essay writing is unlike any other form of writing. Few students or adults have experience with this type of writing, so it is important to understand how it is different. When writing your college application or scholarship essays, there are some important basics that everyone should know. Here are some of the essentials. THE DO’S 1. Do some self-reflection This is different than brainstorming. Any good college essay begins with a student having a good understanding of who they really are. Students should be cognizant of their strengths, … Read More