Month: October 2021

Extracurriculars

Extracurricular Activities and Their Significance

Extracurricular Activities and Their Significance Extracurricular activities are important because they help differentiate a candidate outside of just test scores and grades. On an application, you are just a raw number to the admissions committee. The extracurriculars begin to shed some light on your experiences and intellectual interests, and the personal statements really dive deep into your …

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How do I Talk To My Parents About College?

How to Talk With Your Parents About Paying for College The Ivy League is often viewed as the holy grail of higher education. It’s comprised of eight highly prestigious universities that have earned respect for their world-class academic offerings, research opportunities, elite faculty, successful alumni. However, these schools have also developed a reputation for being quite …

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The Change of College Acceptance Rates Over Time

The Change of College Acceptance Rates Over Time The college admissions process is equal parts excitement, nerve-wracking, fascinating, confusing, and fun! It creates a complexity of emotions in applicants because of the momentous transition from high school to college it ushers in.  A major part of gaining a grip on this critical process is understanding …

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Tips On How to Write A Good Personal Statement

Tips On How to Write A Good Personal Statement In many ways, college applications are pretty straightforward. You’ll be asked to submit information regarding the classes you took in high school, the grades you received, standardized test scores, and a host of other academic and extracurricular achievements. These cut and dry components are easier for …

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What Are the Hidden Ivies and Why You Should Consider Applying?

What Are the Hidden Ivies and Why You Should Consider Applying Let’s face it. The harsh reality is that most students who apply to the Ivy League aren’t going to end up getting accepted. Although those that take the necessary steps to improve their chances of getting into the Ivies will certainly fare better than …

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