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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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  • I'm only 15! How do I find my "passion"?

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    I am a freshman, pretty soon sophomore high school student, I honestly don’t know what I like, I know it has something to do with software or…

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  • How did you write your college essay?

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    Let me tell you a story:I decided in 9th grade that Northwestern was the only school I wanted to attend. I wanted to be an actress and someone told me…

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  • What happens to the smart, "overachiever"-types in college?

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    You know, the ones that make straight A’s in all upper-level classes, in “National Honor Society”, top-level band or orchestra…

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