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Behind the College Admissions Process

September 10, 2015 By: Chad Category: Admissions insider, Get into College No Comments →

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The process of applying for college is long and complicated. Some smaller community and technical colleges may have less stringent requirements, but four-year colleges and graduate school programs require a lot of work. Applying for multiple college programs can feel like entering a full-time job, especially since just about every college has its own admission requirements.

As complicated as the college admissions and application process can be, there are some things that you can do to make its entirety a little bit easier. No matter where you plan to attend college, here’s some of the things you should do during the application process. (more…)

SAT Prep Tips

March 04, 2014 By: Chad Category: Get into College No Comments →


Taking the SAT can be a very stressful endeavor for many high school students. Unfortunately, in order to do well on the SAT, most people have to spend myriad hours studying, which can be even more stressful than taking the test itself. Students these days feel enormous pressure to do well on the SAT, and given the test’s tricky style, this can make studying very difficult. Thankfully, there are tons of little tricks and tips that can be applied to make studying for the SAT a lot easier. Read on for some of the best of the bunch. (more…)

ACT vs. SAT: Should You Prep for Both?

May 07, 2012 By: Category: College entrance exams, Get into College No Comments →

It’s ironic that the ACT (American College Testing) exam was created back in 1959 by a group of educators who hoped that it would replace the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) because it would be better.  But like a lot of things intended to make life better for students, the test actually made things a bit worse, because now most students take both tests and submit the results of the one that makes them look stronger.

Actually, taking both tests just to see how well you do is not a bad strategy. But when you look at the ACT vs. SAT question, you discover that you really could be likely to score better on one test than on the other. Each test favors certain types of test-takers and here’s a quick rundown of how the tests differ:

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Meeting Your College Application Deadlines

April 19, 2012 By: Julie Manhan Category: Best College Tips, College application deadlines, Get into College No Comments →

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Just fill out the application and hit “send” before midnight on the day it’s due.  As many students discover too late, there can be quite a bit more to meeting a college application deadline than that.  Here are some steps you can take to avoid missing those deadlines.

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Gear Up to Get into College

March 27, 2012 By: Category: Admissions insider, Get into College No Comments →

You’ve taken your PSATs, worked hard to get your grades to where you want them to be, and built a strong resume of extracurricular activities. It’s time to get into college! That’s exciting, but a little intimidating too, right? Simply follow these easy steps, and you’ll be well on your way to your dream college:

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