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National Merit Scholarships: Top Questions Answered

National Merit Scholarships: Top Questions Answered

The National Merit Scholarship Program began in 1955 as a way to recognize and provide scholarships to exceptional high-school st…

Will a 208 Qualify Me for a National Merit Scholarship?

Will a 208 Qualify Me for a National Merit Scholarship?

Question: I got a 208 on my PSAT. Is that score high enough to qualify me for National Merit Scholarships in Illinois?

As you may …

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AP or IB: Which Do Colleges Prefer?

Some high schools offer both AP and IB classes. Having the option to choose is great, but knowing which classes to take can leave…

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Preparing for Launch

7 Topics Parents and Teens Should Discuss Before Leaving For School

Michele was just crawling and babbling at your feet. Nakhil lo…

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Senior Year Strategy: Can You Drop Math? Quit Soccer? Go Abroad?

What classes should you take senior year? Which can you drop? And do you have to keep up all your activities?

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Here's What Your AP Scores Mean

Here's What Your AP Scores Mean

Score of 5: Extremely well qualified

Score of 4: Well qualified

Score of 3: Qualified

Score of 2: Possibly qualified

Score of 1: No r…

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Should I Graduate High School Early?

I am a sophomore in high school and I'm just not into the whole social scene. I am mature for my age, my grades are average,…

9 Tips on Getting and Staying Organized in College

How to Get Organized in College

It's never too late to get organized, even if you were the type of high school student who flew by the seat of their pants, …

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Best Colleges for International Students

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students from around the world choose to go to school in the United States. In 2019, a record…

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This Summer, Rest, Relax, and Prep for College

Ah, summer days. Can you believe it's already July? If you have not taken some time to relax from finishing the school year,…

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