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A new location for the Class 101 Carmel Office 

September 12, 2022

A new location for the Class 101 Carmel Office 

After outgrowing our original Carmel office, we knew we needed more space to accommodate our expanding services and clientele in the Carmel community.  Class 101 in Carmel will continue to offer personalized and comprehensive college planning services and pursue our mission to empower, serve, and inspire students.  Thank you to the families who transitioned with […]

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How to help your child make the transition to high school

September 6, 2022

How to help your child make the transition to high school

Making the transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating for some students. And rightfully so! We know that making this change means elevated academic expectations, a new social setting, and the start of a record that will be viewed by college admissions offices. Each year, we host a Successful Start to High […]

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Summer activities to boost your college applications

July 11, 2022

Summer activities to boost your college applications

Summer is time for fun and sun but the smartest students also utilize the time to add meaningful experiences to their college resumes. With two whole months without high school classes and a break from extracurriculars, summer is a prime time to gain stand-out work experiences, impactful volunteer work, student research programs, and more! Students […]

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College Essay Writing Tips: How to write a great college essay

June 13, 2022

College Essay Writing Tips: How to write a great college essay

Did you know the average student applies to 7-10 colleges and writes an average of 15-20essays? Gone are the days of writing a single essay and submitting it to the single college ofyour choice. When these essays can be the difference between being accepted or denied,receiving a scholarship or not, you want your essays to […]

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Test Optional: Why students should still take the SAT and ACT

May 4, 2022

Test Optional: Why students should still take the SAT and ACT

You may have heard that colleges recently made the switch to test-optional and no longer require college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. These tests have traditionally played an important role in college admissions and despite what you have heard, we are here to tell you that they still matter. While it may be […]

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College Admissions Advice from Admissions Experts

April 6, 2022

College Admissions Advice from Admissions Experts

College Admissions Advice: You Can’t Believe Everything You Hear High school seniors starting the college application process know this all too well: college advice comes from everywhere. Teachers, counselors, friends, family members, and even strangers all have something to say about what you should do to get into college. And while some of this advice […]

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Why Everyone Should Fill Out The FAFSA

March 19, 2022

Why Everyone Should Fill Out The FAFSA

We recently spoke with a business owner in Carmel, IN who makes close to 7 figures. He was interested in learning how to qualify for tuition discounts at the colleges his twins were applying to. The conversation was one we have quite often with high-earning families and families with more moderate means alike. In this […]

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How To Get Into Your Dream College

February 28, 2022

How To Get Into Your Dream College

There are several factors that are important to getting into your dream college: GPA, SAT or ACT score, rigor of your high school curriculum, letters of recommendation and involvement. These are all well known for having an impact on admissions, but there is one factor that is never discussed, yet it is in the top […]

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Indiana’s Digital SAT: Class 101 Talks to FOX59

January 31, 2022

Indiana’s Digital SAT: Class 101 Talks to FOX59

After many years of using the ISTEP test to measure academic performance, the state is making a major switch to adopting a digital SAT as the primary standardized evaluation test this year. In March, every Indiana junior will sit for the SAT test implemented during the day at their high school. These scores can be […]

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