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COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season
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COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

Well, that was awful. 2020 decided to end on-theme with a huge increase in rejections for early applicants.

Here's the chain of ev…

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft
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3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft


You've gone and got yourself a pumpkin. It wasn't easy, but you did it. Now if only you could wave a magic wand to turn it into a…

Where to Start if You're an International Student Aiming to Study in the U.S. During COVID-19
Applying to College

Where to Start if You're an International Student Aiming to Study in the U.S. During COVID-19

As an international student, you may be hitting some roadblocks while trying to complete your applications to U.S. colleges. Navi…

10 Last-Minute Mistakes Every College Applicant Should Avoid Making
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10 Last-Minute Mistakes Every College Applicant Should Avoid Making

College deadlines are quickly approaching, which means many students are scrambling to submit their applications, essays, transcr…

3 Ways STEM Students Can Stand out on College Applications
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3 Ways STEM Students Can Stand out on College Applications

If you're applying to college as a STEM major, you might have concerns about how to differentiate yourself from your fellow appli…

Get Organized With Our Free College Application Tracker
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Get Organized With Our Free College Application Tracker

If you're like most students, you're applying to more than one college, and tracking your applications, rec letters, tr…

Infographic: Use This Checklist to Plan Your Fall College Admissions Timeline
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Infographic: Use This Checklist to Plan Your Fall College Admissions Timeline

The humid temperatures may still be upon us, but the fall college admissions season has officially arrived. To get a handle on ev…

Here's How Parents Can Contribute During the College Process
Applying to College

Here's How Parents Can Contribute During the College Process

If you're the parent of a college-bound high school student, my column today is for you. In years past, the challenge of college …

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Applying to College

Video: See the Journey a College Application Takes After You Submit It

Wondering what happens to your college application after you hit the "submit" button? Although the process is different…

Advice on Foregoing Planned Freshman Year and Reapplying to Colleges
Applying to College

Advice on Foregoing Planned Freshman Year and Reapplying to Colleges

I was getting ready to move into my college (where I not only deposited but also paid all of my fall tuition) and they announced …

Infographic: Where HS Seniors Stand on Fall 2020 Plans
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Infographic: Where HS Seniors Stand on Fall 2020 Plans

As most people are aware, high school seniors have more on their minds this year than graduation parties and dorm-planning checkl…

6 Ways Rising HS Seniors Can Prep for College This Summer
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6 Ways Rising HS Seniors Can Prep for College This Summer

If you're going to be a high school senior this fall, getting a head start on your college admissions to-do list is a great way t…

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