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April 8, 2024

A Year of Change and What’s Next

It seems like every day there is a new announcement about colleges adjusting their policies for admissions. Some of these changes can be helpful for students—making the process more straight-forward or removing some requirements—but the immediate aftermath of the decision can still be confusing. People ask themselves: What if I am missing something? Have there […]

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The Digital SAT: Frequently Asked Questions

May 12, 2023

The Digital SAT: Frequently Asked Questions

Last year, the College Board announced a major change to the SAT, one standardized test used for college admissions at most US colleges and universities. After several small tests around the country, the SAT would go digital. Of course, this change has invited questions from students and parents about the process and how this might […]

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What’s a Good SAT Score?

April 27, 2023

What’s a Good SAT Score?

The SAT is a crucial part of the college application process, but it can be challenging to determine what a “good” score is. With so much weight placed on this standardized test, it’s important to understand how scores are calculated and what they mean for your future. In this blog, we’ll explore what constitutes a […]

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New FAFSA Delayed for 2023: What to Know

March 28, 2023

New FAFSA Delayed for 2023: What to Know

New FAFSA Delayed for 2023: What to Know The Department of Education announced this month that the release of this year’s Free Application for Federal Student aid—better known as the FAFSA—has been delayed. This will impact the high school Class of 2024 and current college students. While this announcement might confuse many who are applying […]

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<strong>Accepted to College, Now What?</strong>

March 10, 2023

Accepted to College, Now What?

Three Tips on How to Make a College Decision Getting accepted into college can be exciting. After months of writing essays, sitting for interviews, and filling in the Common App, it can be nice to relax, knowing you have a place to go in a few months. But for many, the problem can be having […]

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<strong>College Course Selection: How to Choose the Best Classes</strong>

February 8, 2023

College Course Selection: How to Choose the Best Classes

Every student knows the dread that comes with enrolling for new classes. There’s the hassle of trying to figure out which classes match graduation requirements and which classes a person’s friends are in. Then there’s the baggage that comes with preparing for college. Which classes are going to look best on an application? Is it […]

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It’s All About the Money: Understanding Types of College Scholarships

January 19, 2023

It’s All About the Money: Understanding Types of College Scholarships

College is expensive—that much is obvious. According to the Education Data Initiative, the average cost for a student to go to a four-year college out of state is $43,421 per year. And each year the cost of tuition for public and private colleges goes up. Types of Scholarships for College Students Faced with these mounting […]

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Tips from a student about campus tours

January 8, 2023

Tips from a student about campus tours

Last spring, I decided to spend my spring break visiting my top universities for college tours. This was unexpected for many people who told me that I had time to visit colleges. After encouragement from my college planner and parents, though, I flew down to Washington, DC and visited American University, George Washington University, and […]

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<strong>Three Reasons To Start Your College Resume… Now!</strong>

December 12, 2022

Three Reasons To Start Your College Resume… Now!

Everyone is familiar with the resume. It’s a short overview of a person’s job history, accomplishments, and skills meant to help them apply for a job opening, scholarship, or program.  What many don’t realize is that the resume is just as important in applying to college as it is in applying for a full-time job. […]

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Class 101 Announces National Merit Semifinalists

December 7, 2022

Class 101 Announces National Merit Semifinalists

Class 101 students distinguish themselves in all aspects of student life. Among the most impressive ways a student can make themselves known is with the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Every September, some 50,000 students are recognized for their high-achieving Preliminary SAT results as a commended student, semi-finalist or finalist. This year, we are proud to […]

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