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April 28, 2022

Ways to Stand Out on Your College Application

Applying to college can be intense, especially when it comes to finding ways to stand out on your college application. But we know how to set you above your competition. With jobs, volunteer work, and athletics students  can distinguish themselves from their peers. More than good grades and test scores, extracurriculars and other experiences can […]

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Countdown to application season starts NOW.

April 8, 2022

Countdown to application season starts NOW.

Countdown to application season starts NOW. Are you ready? • Free Webinar Alert! •  Class of 2023, application season is right around the corner! That means no more putting off those essays or standardized tests. It’s time to put all the pieces for your application together for the colleges you are most excited to attend. […]

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You have been deferred – now what?

December 27, 2021

You have been deferred – now what?

It’s the end of the year. After submitting an application to your top college before the Early Action deadline, you receive a letter from the admissions department. It is not an acceptance letter or a rejection. Instead, it’s something else entirely: a deferral. For many students, deferrals can be a source of stress. The college […]

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Calling All Super Juniors: It’s College Planning Crunch Time

November 1, 2021

Calling All Super Juniors: It’s College Planning Crunch Time

There’s no denying it: Junior year is the most critical time for college planning. It’s when high schoolers start to focus on their future and make decisions that really count. Students are just 10 months away from applying to college, and it’s clear that the eleventh grade is crunch time.  The good news? Class 101’s […]

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Webinar Alert: How to become a Class 101 Super Junior

October 25, 2021

Webinar Alert: How to become a Class 101 Super Junior

Now that our senior class (Class of 2022) has applied to college, and some have already been accepted, it’s crunch time for our junior class (Class of 2023)! That’s why Class 101 is launching the Super Junior program on November 1st! The program is specifically designed for the Class of 2023 to ensure juniors get […]

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Four ways to Maximize Merit – Based Scholarships

October 8, 2021

Four ways to Maximize Merit – Based Scholarships

It’s no secret college is expensive. It’s reported that the average cost of a private university can be over $53,000 dollars a year. This makes scholarships such an important part of the student’s financial journey. While there are always outside scholarships, the more common sources of financial aid are from the universities themselves.  Many colleges […]

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FAFSA Opens On October 1: Are You Ready?

August 31, 2021

FAFSA Opens On October 1: Are You Ready?

Looking for ways to lower the cost of college, but not sure where to begin? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process, and the window to apply is fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know to make completing the FAFSA as simple as possible. […]

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Top 5 Things Every Student (and Parent) Needs to Know About the PSAT

August 20, 2021

Top 5 Things Every Student (and Parent) Needs to Know About the PSAT

1. Most students take the PSAT in grades 10 or 11  There are nearly 4 million high school students who take the PSAT every year—a major milestone on the road to college. The PSAT is targeted to high academic achievers who are on their way to postsecondary success. Students can take the PSAT in either […]

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How Class 101’s Test Prep Helps Students Conquer the SAT

August 15, 2021

How Class 101’s Test Prep Helps Students Conquer the SAT

Standardized testing often seems like an impossible task for high school students. They can feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety and pressure. However, prep courses relieve those feelings and make students prepared for any challenge. We believe competence equals confidence. That’s why Class 101 offers a prep course for standardized tests tailored to the needs […]

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Class 101 Hosts 8th Annual Nationwide Convention

July 26, 2021

Class 101 Hosts 8th Annual Nationwide Convention

HIGH POINT, NC—Class 101 has grown considerably since it began 24 years ago. Expanding from one location to 47 locations, our community of college advisors provides affordable college planning to families around the country. Class 101 college advisors have helped over 7,400 students get into college, gain a deeper awareness of their interests, and earn […]

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