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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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Why and How to Choose a College Consultant

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Why and How to Choose a College Consultant

Is your high school teen college-bound? Are you worried about how to help them? Then hiring an independent college consultant may be a good idea. Why? Because college consultants are not high school counselors and can offer a different kind of expertise, flexibility, and personal attention. An independent consultant’s only focus is in the best interest and success of their students. When looking for a consultant, just like when looking for a school, parents should look for the best fit for their child. One of the best ways to find an independent college consultant is to ask your...

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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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Game over SAT and ACT Tests?

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Game over SAT and ACT Tests?

Testing. Many parents and students love to hate the high stakes testing that is so closely tied into getting into college. There is good news for the test phobic though due to a rise in “test optional” schools. But before we start dancing the jig, it’s important to remember that test-optional doesn’t mean what you think it means. Colleges still want and need something that demonstrates your academic strength. Often times test optional schools will require students to have a minimum GPA, a rigorous curriculum. In some instances schools will want you to produce a...

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Why Good College Research Matters

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One of the first questions we ask our students is this: have you thought about what type of college is a good fit for you? The answer 90% of the time: I have no idea. My other favorite answer: I haven’t been to college yet, so how would I know? I know what you’re thinking, “Come on! I’m just a junior in high school! I don’t need to have everything figured out!” That much is true, you don’t need to have everything figured out. But you do need to start thinking about it, and start going a little deeper than just the 3 best colleges in your state...

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