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Submitted Your College Applications: What to Do As You Await the Results

March 10, 2021

You worked hard over months—perhaps years—as you selected the right schools, filled out the Common App, wrote essay after essay, and even juggled five different commitments at once. By now, every single college application deadline has passed, so if you’re a high school senior, the chances

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A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Your IB Classes

March 9, 2021

Your friends are talking away about which International Baccalaureate courses they plan to take and how their dream school requires certain classes, and you have no idea how they know these things

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Common App Mistakes: Errors to Avoid in Your Application

March 8, 2021

If you’ve embarked on the scary but exciting journey of applying to college, you’ve probably heard of the Common Application. If you don’t know, the Common App is an application system that eases your workload by sending your information to most (if not all!) of the schools on your list.

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Regular Decision Notification Dates 2021

March 4, 2021

After almost three months of waiting, the nerves have started to kick in as you’ve geared up to hear back from your top choice colleges. You don’t want to forget to check your email and miss an important

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How to Write the Activities List: Everything You Need to Know

February 23, 2021

As you start your college application process, chances are, you will encounter the Common Application for at least one or two of your schools. After all, this centralized application system allows you to apply to any of its 700+ member colleges. The Common App is divided into sections

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2021 College Admissions Trends: Analyzing the Data

February 17, 2021

The 2020-2021 college application cycle was the first one after COVID-19 took over the world. Due to the various impacts of the pandemic, colleges took steps such as delayed deadlines and implementation of test optional policies to accommodate the different changes students were going through.

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What to do During Your Gap Year in the Age of Social Distancing

February 16, 2021

Whether you’ve already been admitted to college, or you’re a high school senior distressed by the state of the world, you’ve weighed the pros and cons and decided that you don’t want to immediately start

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Everything You Need to Know About the Law School Personal Statement

February 10, 2021

Law school admissions committees can see your numbers and extracurricular activities on paper, but have absolutely no idea about who you are as a person and what makes you unique. This is where your personal statement comes in. Your law school personal statement is the place to reflect on your interests

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Everything You Need to Know About Business School Essays

February 8, 2021

You’ve worked hard to achieve a good GMAT score and beef up your resumé as you prepare to apply to your top-choice MBA programs. While you’ve got those components out of the way, you

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How to Gain Research Experience in High School

February 3, 2021

If you’re a curious high schooler who enjoys asking questions and digging into the depths of the internet to find answers, you might be wondering how you can gain research experience in high school. The word “research” isn’t restricted to a particular field or subject area—no matter what

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