Category Archives: Preparing for college

Preparing for the waitlist: 3 ways to stay positive

Picture it: You’ve applied to the school of your dreams. You’ve written an entrance essay and presented them with a list of your transcripts and accomplishments. Then, a few months later, you receive an envelope from your dream school informing … Continue reading

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Comparing college award letters

At this time of year, you seniors are probably anxiously awaiting award letters from the schools you applied to. While receiving an award letter is exciting, it’s important that you understand how to read and interpret your awards. Your award … Continue reading

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College admission essays

College applications sometimes require an essay submission, which may at first seem intimidating, but there is no need to let that stop you. As an applicant to several schools in the University of California system, I was only required to … Continue reading

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The benefits of studying with friends

The saying “two brains are better than one” exists for a reason: there are great benefits to sharing your study time with friends. If studying alone is getting monotonous, here are some reasons that you may want to break up … Continue reading

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Tips for your college applications

When I was going off to college, I had the benefit of being a younger sister and among the youngest in my group of high school friends, so I got to see 2 rounds of college applications before it was … Continue reading

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Conquering the SAT and ACT

If you’re a high school junior, the SAT and ACT are a big deal this year. They don’t have to be a source of stress for you, however. By planning ahead and approaching the tests with the right mindset, you’ll … Continue reading

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The importance of prepping for the PSAT

You’ve probably taken plenty of standardized tests in your life so far, but the ones you’ll take this year are different.  The PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is taken at the beginning of your junior year and is … Continue reading

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Navigating college fairs

The decision to go to college has been made and now you ask yourself, “What do I do now?” Besides going on a cross country adventure, how do you learn what there is to know about a college or university … Continue reading

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5 steps toward college

Making the decision to attend college can be life changing.  Once you have made the choice, you then need to figure out how to pay for it which, let’s face it, can be overwhelming.  Many families are not sure how … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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