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    Five Companies That Help Pay For College
    Paying for College

    Seven Companies That Help Pay For College

    Many large companies help employees pay for school, but some offer particularly generous education benefits for employees who wan…

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    Applying to College

    Coalition for College: More Than Just Another College Application

    You may have heard about the Coalition application when learning about different types of applications that can be used to apply …

    Test Optional or Limiting Your Options?
    Preparing for College

    Test Optional or Limiting Your Options?

    Increasingly colleges and universities are considering test-optional college policies. As you prepare to apply for college this o…

    Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?
    Preparing for College

    Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?

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    Which SAT exam sets the curve for the year? Someone told me that my daughter should take the December SAT and not take …

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    Applying to College

    How to Request Letters of Recommendation

    The goal of a college recommendation letter is to humanize you; give the admissions committee a better idea of who you as a perso…

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    Applying to College

    Questions to Ask Your College Interviewer (It Works Both Ways!)

    As a college applicant, you may already know the feeling of relief when you hit submit. But wait, you're not done yet! Some …

    Early Decision or Early Action? How Do We Choose?
    Applying to College

    Early Decision or Early Action? How Do We Choose?

    Question: My daughter has a well balanced list of 10 colleges. How do we decide if she applies Early Action or Early Decision? I …

    Do Colleges Know If You've Applied Early Elsewhere?
    Applying to College

    Do Colleges Know If You've Applied Early Elsewhere?

    Question:

    Do all the other schools know what your early decision/early action school was? Does this play a role in whether to admi…

    Switch to Early Decision After Applying?
    Applying to College

    Switch to Early Decision After Applying?

    Question:

    My son wasn't positive about applying early decision prior to the November 1 deadline, but has become more committe…

    Are Outside-of-School Extracurriculars Sufficient?
    Preparing for College

    How Many Extracurriculars Do Colleges Want To See?

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    When it comes to reviewing the activities list portion of the application, admissions committees can seem a bit l…

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    Applying to College

    How To Get Into Penn in 2022

    There's no doubt that the University of Pennsylvania is extremely difficult to get into. In 2021, the ivy league school in P…

    Can I Apply Early Twice?
    Applying to College

    Can I Apply Early Twice?

    Question: I am planning on applying early decision to my first-choice college. I will be notified of my status by December 31st. …