#CampusChat 8-27: The High School Counselor Relationship
Aug27

#CampusChat 8-27: The High School Counselor Relationship

Did you know that your student’s high school counselor can be a valuable asset in the college admissions process? How do you establish the relationship? How can they help with college prep? How should you student connect with his/her counselor? These questions and more will be answered during this week’s #WednesdaysParent edition of #CampusChat with our guest Shelley Krause (@butwait). She has served as a Regional Dir. of...

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Smart Definitions: College Admission Application Types
Oct30

Smart Definitions: College Admission Application Types

If you are a high school senior and want to apply to college early, you should know there are several different college admission application types: Early Decision – for students who are really sure of their first-choice school and are ready to accept an offer of admission (and financial aid package, if applicable). Early Decision application deadlines typically fall between October 30 – December 1. Students are notified...

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Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real
Oct04

Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real

John Carpenter, Director of Admissions and University Counseling at the United World College, UWC Costa Rica, responded with this guest post to one of the takeaways from NACAC about what college admissions officers are really looking for in a college admissions essay. The full text of this also appears on his blog: askJohnaboutcollege.com. We encourage students to ask college admissions officers about what they are looking for when...

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Business Tops the List of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
Jan30

Business Tops the List of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

Business Tops the List of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded Still trying to decide what to major in when you go to college?  Of the 1,563,000 bachelor's degrees conferred in 2007–08, the greatest number of degrees (335,000) were awarded in the field of business.  Curious about majors? Consider asking these questions while on your campus visit: What's the most popular major or degree program? How often do students...

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Our Best Tips on Preparing for the SAT

1. Know the deadlines. 2. Take the SAT Practice Test.  The main advantage is to become familiar with how questions are worded. Be sure to take them as timed tests. See the SAT Practice page for a variety of options. 3. Read every day.  The worst thing you can is not read everyday.  4. Study Vocabulary.  It's essential and, ideally, studying vocab should take place over...

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Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major
Mar10

Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major

Applying undecided is fine, provided the college in question has a good program for helping new students explore available majors. Deciding where to apply is just one of the important decision points on the path to college. Deciding which major to choose is another, and with many schools offering anywhere from 40 – 70 majors, the number of choices alone can be overwhelming. The good news is that it’s usually OK to enter...

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