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4 Tips for Choosing The Right College!

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4 Tips for Choosing The Right College!

Finding a college that’s right for you should be fun. Here are four easy steps to get your college search started. For rising seniors in the Class of 2020, it’s especially important to start now, if you haven’t already, in addition to finishing your junior year strong with the best grades you can earn. Tip #1. Read about colleges you are interested in. Go directly to the college websites, read college guidebooks, research student reviews on websites like Unigo, and take notice of what you like and don’t like. When a book or site suggests “similar” schools,...

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College Advice for Juniors: Get Started Now!

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College Advice for Juniors: Get Started Now!

Happy New Year Juniors! Here’s some college advice for you to turn into a resolution you should keep. It’s this year, 2020, when you need to get serious about college planning, when you will submit the majority of your college applications, write your essays, fill out all the applications, and tend to all the tiny details that make up applying to college. Most importantly, this year is when you should spend time thinking about what the best college fit is for YOU! You probably haven’t given much thought to going off to college…yet. Soon, you will take the ACT or the SAT,...

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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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Tips on Attending a University of California

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Tips on Attending a University of California

Is your kid dreaming of attending a University of California? Is UCLA, Berkeley, or Santa Barbara on the list?  Are you? Well, it might be a good idea to put some other schools on the college list because the challenge persists for students to gain admission to a UC school. Once again, in the fall of 2016, UCLA and Cal were the hardest schools to get into. Berkeley admitted the lowest number of applicants, 17.5%, and UCLA admitted 18%. Both universities are considered highly selective, a designation given to those that admit less than 25% of their applicants. UC San Diego and Santa Barbara...

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Why Are You Going to College?

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Why Are You Going to College?

What do you think going to college is for? Do you see it as a means to figure out your career and gaining job training skills? Or, do you see it as the time in your life where you can expand your mind and take a variety of subjects for the joy of learning? Or, is it a hybrid of these two ideas? In an opinion piece in The New York Times, “Colleges Priceless Value, Higher Education, Liberal Arts and Shakespeare,” author, Frank Bruni remembers a defining moment for him in college that some have suggested have zero relevance to getting a job outside of a career in academia or in theater. I...

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