Applications

Class of 2020 – Where Are They Applying?

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Class of 2020 – Where Are They Applying?

All students in Simply College Prep’s Class of 2020 have been accepted to at least one of their top three schools off the list below. Class of 2020 College List: Arizona State University Boise State University California Lutheran, CalPoly University-San Luis Obispo,                      Case Western, Champlain, Chapman University, Chico State, College of Charleston, Colorado State University, Concordia University, CSU-San Bernardino, CSU-Fresno, CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Northridge,  CSU-San Marcos,  DePaul University, Duquesne...

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College Talk is Stressful

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Tis the season for friends and relatives bringing both wanted gifts and an overwhelming desire to corner your teen and pepper them with questions about their plans. To make it clear, a high school student posted her answers on the front door for all to see so she could avoid answering the same questions over and over because college talk is stressful. Below is a short list of what parents should do to help steer the holiday conversations away from a focus on college talk. 1.) Set up a college-free talk zone. With holidays around the corner, be sure to communicate this rule to visiting...

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Where did Class of 2019 Apply?

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Where did Class of 2019 Apply?

The Class of 2019 is nearly finished with their applications and many have already submitted for Early Action and Early Decision deadlines. Our students have found a variety of institutions that are the right fit for them and put the needed time in to make their applications stand out. Now, it’s time to let the admit letters roll in! Class of 2019 Application List: American University, Arizona State University & Honors Program Baldwin Wallace, Boise State University, Boston College, Boston University CalStates: CalPoly University-San Luis Obispo, Channel Islands, Fullerton, Long...

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4 Steps to Great Letters of Recommendation

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4 Steps to Great Letters of Recommendation

Colleges ask for letters of recommendation because they value the information a well-written recommendation letter says about a prospective student. Letters reveal things about you, that static grades and test scores cannot. They provide context and personal opinions from a professional, who can reveal positive aspects of your character. Here are 4 steps to getting a great recommendation letter. Step 1: Know what you need. The University of California, California State Universities and many other large public institutions do not accept recommendation letters. For schools that do, plan on a...

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4 Ways to Keep College Application Costs Down!

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4 Ways to Keep College Application Costs Down!

This year will be another record-high year for applications. In conjunction with that it has also marked a banner year for wait-list and denials of competitive students. So, is the answer to send more applications, and does that increase your chances of getting an admit letter? It might. But it will cost you. The average student in our area is applying to 10-12 schools and can expect to pay upwards of $1,000 in application fees. That doesn’t include sending transcripts and test scores, with their associated fees, required by many colleges. First, every school on your list should be one that...

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How To Find The Perfect College For You

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How To Find The Perfect College For You

Seniors, as you consider where you’re going to spend your next few years, remember this mantra by Frank Bruni, author of, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be.” You will still be you, and what you do and how you handle challenges and opportunities represents who you are, not the sticker on the back of your car. So, choose and find the perfect college for you, and use these tips to help you with that decision. The first thing to consider is the academic offerings at the institution: Does it have your program or alternatives in case you change majors? (Statistically, over...

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