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  • College: Your Chance to Find True Peers

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    One of the biggest challenges for gifted children and their parents is the ability to find true peers: other kids their age who also match on an…

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  • 28 Super Sites to Jump Start Your Scholarship Search

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    Guess what my number one question was this month? Scholarships! Paying for college is no joke, even if you have savings in the bank. The average…

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  • Why was I rejected from my dream school when someone less qualified got in?

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    First off, life isn't fair. Second, unless you were in the room where the admission decision was made, you don't know

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  • Grades, SATs, rec letters, awards, or essays: which is most important in the admissions decison?

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    This is less a matter of “currently” than of type of college. Some colleges, particularly state flagship public universities like the…

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  • Why Work With An Admissions Consultant?

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    Applying to college is a lot like paying your taxes. It's expensive, time-consuming, complicated and there are a lot of papers to juggle and forms to…

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  • Alphabet Soup: The PSAT/NMSQT

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    In the world of acronyms, the PSAT/NMSQT is the biggest mouthful. But what does it all mean?The PSAT evolved as a practice version of the SAT, but…

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