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  • 12 ACT Hacks You Need to Know

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    Standardized testing is one of the rites of passage for high school juniors these days. Many high schools are offering free ACT and WorkKeys (ACT's career prep test) exams as their official standardized testing for 11th graders.

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  • What is Rigor and How Do I Get Some?

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    Most students ask: “Is it better to get a B in an AP class or an A in a regular class?”

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  • College is Coming: Make Your Summer Count

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    ​In my area, April 1 is the end of third quarter: a fresh start and the home stretch for high school students. April is also the time that parents start to think about summer and what school will be like in the fall.

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  • What's So Common About the Common Application?

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    Back in my day (when dinosaurs roamed the earth) (also, get off my lawn!), most colleges had their own application. They were made of something called paper, and we filled them out using things we called “typewriters” and “pens.”

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  • A Worthwhile Goal: Becoming a Global Citizen

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    Thanks to Dwight School (https://www.dwight.edu/) for letting me use their infographic!

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  • Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Admissions: When Should I Apply?

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    As if college admissions wasn't confusing enough, at many colleges you have your choice of dates to apply. This sounds like a good thing, until you realize your first application deadline might be in October or November of your senior year!

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