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7 Editing Techniques for the Personal Statement

October 12, 2018

It’s a long road to the perfect personal statement. When it’s time to use editing techniques, you should have already written many drafts. You may have changed topics or directions several times. You could easily be on your tenth or fifteenth draft. I bet you’ve experienced a fair amount of writer’s block along the way! Reaching the fine-tuning phase is an accomplishment in itself.

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What it is Like to Study at the University of Cambridge

October 11, 2018

The University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world (established 1209). Most Americans will have heard of Cambridge and its slightly-older brother (Oxford), and most will liken it to the names of some of America’s great universities—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and so on.

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College Application Mistakes: 16 Reasons Students Get Lost in the Application Pile

September 28, 2018

When you finally hit submit, your 13-page college application is buried in a digital stack of thousands. Your job as an applicant: stand out from everyone else in the pile. This is no easy feat. Many strong applicants make college application mistakes that unfortunately seal their fate.

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InGenius Prep Makes the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies!

September 11, 2018

New Haven, Connecticut - August 15, 2018 – InGenius Prep has been recognized as the fastest growing admissions counseling company in America. The company ranked in the top 15% (#657) of all U.S. private companies in terms of annual growth on the highly prestigious Inc. 5000 list. In addition, InGenius Prep ranked as the 2nd fastest-growing company in Connecticut, and the 15th fastest-growing education company.

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A Step-By-Step Guide on How College Admissions Officers Read Your Application

September 6, 2018

This winter, after weeks, months, and years (yes, years) of preparation, you are going to submit your college applications. But don’t you want to know what happens next?

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Interviewed on CNBC Power Lunch! InGenius Prep Comments on the Harvard Lawsuit

September 4, 2018

With the Harvard lawsuit at the forefront of the news, racial bias and the role of diversity have become the most pressing issues in college admissions today. It is important to understand all of the factors that come into play once you submit your application. Watch Susan Shifflett, one of our Former Admissions Officers from Yale, provide her perspective on CNBC's Power Lunch segment. See the full CNBC interview here!

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What I Loved About Wash U in St. Louis

August 31, 2018

Washington University in—St. Louis? Sometimes I see a puzzled expression cross the face of a stranger when I finish saying the name of my alma mater. But to me, Washington University IN St. Louis makes perfect sense. After all, my undergraduate experience at Wash U was shaped by the school community and the city surrounding it. I would not change one thing.

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9th Grade Tips: Advice for the First Year of High School

August 24, 2018

If you’re a rising freshman, you are probably a combination of nervous, scared, and excited to open the doors to this new chapter of your life. Don’t freak out! Embrace the change and make the most of this experience by starting the year off on the right foot.

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What I Loved Most About Being a Georgetown Student

August 23, 2018

I was standing outside of the Georgetown Intercultural Center the first time I heard the school's pride cheer, “Hoya Saxa!” I remember feeling excited not only that other Georgetown students shared my love for the school, but also that the situation summed up the university so well.

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The Best Platforms with Web Courses for High Schoolers

August 21, 2018

Technology is a wonderful thing. For the first time in history, we have unlimited information at our fingertips. But at the same time, it’s easy to feel lost about how exactly to make the best use of the information available. As a high schooler, the opportunities to increase your learning are endless with web courses!

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