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Apr 29
Quick Tips for the Common Application Essay
As many of you kick your essay efforts into high-gear, the head of our Essay Counseling Division, Taka, has two pro-tips on college essays based on current trends in admissions we are seeing.

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Mar 30
Hear From An Ex Admissions Officer
If you’re a college-bound high-school student, you’ve probably spent at least some time wondering what exactly it is that goes down behind the closed doors of your top-choice school’s admissions
Feb 15
The Rise in Competitiveness of College Applications
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Feb 08
International students have one more chance to take SAT subject tests
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Jan 21
Understanding your Admissions Counselor
Many parents are skeptical about the need for an admissions counselor. Even for students/families who are on top of the bureaucratic elements of applications (registering for tests, getting scores sent,
Aug 23
Study Less…And Do It Right!
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Aug 07
Overcome Your Fear of Not Getting Into Your Dream School
Dreams and ambitions are behind some of the most iconic historical events. They are what drive us towards our purpose and success. As a young adult, having a dream college