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Elite High Schools and Competitive College Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/12/20 12:05 PM / by Gelyna Price

 Four Tips to Keep in Mind when Applying to College from an Elite High School

Case Study: Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco

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How to Get a College Acceptance Fast

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/30/19 9:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

Want to get accepted to college quickly? We have an option for you! With so many admissions deadlines coming up and pressure ramping up too, plenty of students may be relieved to know there’s an underrated alternative. Consider applying to a school with rolling admissions.

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Preparing for AP Exams

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/6/19 8:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

Unlike the SAT or ACT exams, AP exams are offered only once a year, in May. This means that if you don’t do well, it’s not as simple to retake the exams, because you’ll need to wait until the next year. If you retake the exams, you also can’t control which AP scores the colleges see; they’ll automatically get all of them (including the bad ones that made you retake the exams in the first place).

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/27/17 9:05 AM / by Gelyna Price


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What Is a Likely Letter From a College?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/26/17 8:49 AM / by Gelyna Price

If you’ve applied to higher-end colleges, especially (but not only) the Ivies, you might have heard of something called a “likely letter.” The name comes from the fact that this letter means that you’re likely to be offered admission, though it isn’t yet a guarantee.

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What Classes Should I Take In My First College Semester?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/15/17 8:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or confused when you’re looking at the class listings available at college. In high school, your choices have been relatively limited and well-defined; at college, there are myriad choices and far less guidance. Instead of stressing about what you’ll do once you arrive on campus, though, start planning ahead now.

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Does Declaring a Major on My Application Help Me Get In to College?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/13/17 8:39 AM / by Gelyna Price

When you’re applying to colleges, chances are you’ll be asked to declare your intended major. You usually have the choice of applying as undecided or undeclared, which may feel more honest if you don’t yet know what you want to do. But does it hurt your chances not to declare a major? In other words, does declaring a major on your application help you get into college?

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What Questions Should I Ask During a College Visit?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/13/17 8:33 AM / by Gelyna Price

A campus visit is a fantastic opportunity to find out things about a college that you just can’t get from the website or other informational materials. It gives you a solid, real sense of the college, and some understanding of what everyday life there as a student will be like.

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Planning the Summer Before College

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/9/17 9:05 AM / by Gelyna Price


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Should I Enroll in a Pre-College Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/3/17 8:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

Whether you enroll in a pre-college program is a very personal decision; there isn’t a simple “right answer.” While these can offer a great opportunity to learn and grow in a collegiate environment, they aren’t the right choice for all students.

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What Is a Pre-College Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/2/17 8:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

Pre-college programs, at their most fundamental level, are designed to give high school students an early glimpse into the realities of university life. They typically involve focusing on a particular field (such as writing, physics, or chemistry) in a setting similar to that of which you would experience at a university.

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What to Do Before and During a College Visit

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/2/17 6:05 AM / by Gelyna Price

The college visit process is incredibly exciting. For the first time, you’re really stepping into the world that you’re soon going to inhabit. During your visits, you’ll get to experience a taste of university life that’s likely to leave you hungry for more.

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Which Colleges Should I Visit?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/1/17 2:28 PM / by Gelyna Price

Visiting colleges can be one of the most exciting parts of the broader college application process. It gives you a glimpse into how different life can be at various schools and provides insight into what everyone means when they say you need to find a school that’s a good fit for you.

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What Does Open Admission Mean?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/23/17 9:07 AM / by Gelyna Price


By this point, you’re probably all too familiar with the standard college admissions procedure. You’re also doubtless well aware that different colleges have (sometimes dramatically) different acceptance rates, with prestigious schools like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT being notorious for their acceptance rates of under 10%.

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Should I Take a Gap Year?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/22/17 10:05 AM / by Gelyna Price


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