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How to Write an Email to a Professor

October 24, 2019

As you head to college for the first time, you will get lots of advice, and here’s some more: work on having good communication with your professors! Building a strong rapport with your professors is the key to gaining trusted academic advisors, career coaches, and personal mentors. While most of your interactions with a professor will happen in class or through office hours, it’s especially important that you’re able to relate to your professors in a professional and appropriate way over email. When you’re thinking

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Ways to Approach the Williams Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

October 23, 2019

Williams College has ranked number one on US News’ Best Liberal Arts Colleges list for 17 years in a row. Once you’ve let that sink in, there’s no point sitting around and wondering how you can make your application strong enough to fall within the 500 students accepted every year. It’s time to put your best foot forward and tell the admissions officers more about

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Strategizing the Wash U in St. Louis Supplemental Essay 2019-2020

October 22, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis is a perfect option if you’re looking for a school in the Midwest that has consistently been ranked among the Top 20. This university can provide you with a collaborative environment and the chance to explore your goals through one of their four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the McKelvey School of Engineering, the Olin Business School, and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Whether

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Tiny Details That Matter: Final Tips Before You Submit Your Application for College

October 21, 2019

The college admissions process can feel as though it’s all a mystery - at the end of the day, what really matters to Admissions Officers? After you submit your application, all components will be thoroughly analyzed. It’s not just about the content (although, that matters tremendously); it is also about how it is presented. After four years of preparation for college, and countless hours (we hope) spent drafting your Personal Statement and perfecting your Activities List

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Athletic Recruiting and Admissions

October 21, 2019

Athletics can be an important aspect of the college experience, especially if you attend a university with a big sports culture. If you’re interested in sports, you might be wondering about the number of student athletes at your top-choice schools and what it might be like to play on a varsity team. Many students participate in a sport in high school, but fewer are serious student athletes in college. Participation in college athletics is contingent on skill level, achievement, dedication, recruitment, and of course, admission to the college.

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College Financial Aid Guide: Everything You Need to Know

October 18, 2019

Let’s face it - college is expensive. If you’ve been wondering if there are any ways to ease the cost a little bit, you’re probably already familiar with the idea of financial aid. The 2020-21 edition of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was released on October 1 and filling it out can be a confusing and overwhelming process. The question is, how do you go about accurately demonstrating how much aid you need? This is where our college financial aid guide comes

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Analyzing the Vanderbilt Supplemental Essay 2019-2020

October 17, 2019

Your reason behind applying to Vanderbilt University might have been inspired by the opportunity to learn from esteemed instructors at the Blair School of Music, or the chance to work with one of the school’s 30 registered student service groups. If you’ve done your research, you might already know that its campus itself is a natural arboretum and may be thrilled to continue activities related to nature. Or, you’ve always been fascinated about why Vanderbilt is the “Harvard of the South.” Either way, it’s time to let the admissions officers know about

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How to Write the Notre Dame Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

October 16, 2019

The University of Notre Dame prides itself on its close-knit community and strong alumni network. It says a lot about a school when the biggest stereotype surrounding it is that the people are exceptionally friendly. But just being a very nice person can’t help you stand out in your college application! In order to convey how you would fit in with this lively community, you need to take advantage of the Notre Dame supplemental essays 2019-2020. At Notre Dame, students can

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College Application Deadlines for the Top 50: Every Date That You Need to Know

October 15, 2019

As college application deadlines draw closer, here’s an essential question: do you know when all of the applications for your schools are actually due? If you’re extra enthusiastic about one or two colleges and feel like you’re ready to submit, you might be wondering what your options are when it comes to planning around early decision and early action. If you’re not ready yet, you’re probably looking ahead toward regular decision deadlines. It can certainly help to look at all of the dates side-by-side so that you can weigh

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Approaching the Johns Hopkins Supplemental Essay 2019-2020

October 10, 2019

Johns Hopkins University has consistently been ranked among the top 10 schools in the country, and with good reason. Boasting one of the best medical reputations, this Baltimore institution attracts talented STEM and pre-med students from all over the world. If you’re more of a humanities or arts person, Johns Hopkins also provides over 50 majors to choose from

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