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          How to Approach the Bowdoin Supplemental Essay 2019-2020

          November 1, 2019

          Dedicated to growing a community of students who are passionate about creating positive change in the world, Bowdoin College offers an exceptional undergraduate experience to the 450 students who are admitted each year. You might resonate with this liberal arts school’s commitment to researching and protecting the environment. Or Bowdoin could appeal to you because you want a highly ranked college dining experience as a part of your everyday life.

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          Dos and Don'ts on How to Strategize the UC Essays

          October 28, 2019

          As the November 1st deadline creeps closer and closer, students scramble to gather all of their early admission materials together. But even once you’ve hit send on your early Common App schools, it’s not over if you’re applying to one or more of the Universities of California. The UC school application filing period begins November 1st. To make sure you’ve got everything in place when

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          How to Impress with Your Swarthmore Supplemental Essay 2019-2020

          October 25, 2019

          With an acceptance rate of only 8.7%, Swarthmore College is currently the most selective liberal arts college in the country. If you’re a creative and hardworking individual with enthusiasm for learning and you thrive when working towards proactive problem solving – you may fit the bill of what this Pennsylvania institution is looking for. Anyone can claim to have these qualities

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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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