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  • Tell Me About Yourself: How to Master the Admissions Interview

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    It’s college visit season for juniors (and even sophomores!) As part of a smart admissions campaign, you should always sign up for a formal tour…

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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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  • Decision Day is May 1st!

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    Now that the acceptance euphoria has died down, you still have a couple tasks to do:​Visit any schools who have accepted you, if you haven't…

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  • High (Test) Anxiety: Starring SAT and ACT

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    ​Nearly every student who comes to me for test prep is battling one thing: text anxiety. Even if you have a weak grasp of pronoun rules or have…

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  • How to Tour a College Like a Pro

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    ​As a college admissions consultant, I visit 10-12 colleges a year. Like you, the visit is a pivotal part of my ability to understand a school…

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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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