Why SAT Scores Won’t Matter For College

Earning top ACT and SAT scores are an obsession with many high school students and their parents. Along with admission essays and grades, these are the traditional focus for them when it comes to applying to college. Students may study for weeks or even take preparatory courses to get the best scores on the standardized …

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Can I Get In To My Dream College?

It almost never fails. When I speak with a group of high school students and their parents, there is at least one person who wants “professional advice” about how to get in to a specific college. Somewhere along the way they have adopted the belief that there is some kind of formula for getting in …

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How To Be Rejected By Your College Essay

It is an American obsession for high school students to get in to well known colleges. But many students think that even if they have less than stellar grades in high school, that they may be able to get into a great school just by writing a top-notch essay. The internet is filled with sample …

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College Classes To Take During Summer

Summer can be an excellent time to earn credits in college. The classes tend to be smaller, the feel of the campus is much more relaxed, and some Professors even ease back their course requirements to match the more casual feel of summer term. But I’ve seen students run in to problems during summer term, …

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How Long To Study In College

Many college students are unclear on how much they should be studying for their classes or what “studying” even means. I’ve worked with many students who made it into college by doing well in their high school classes just using their good memory, or they otherwise got by or even earned good grades based on …

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Strategic Uses Of Two Year Schools

A lot of focus of college in the US is on the four-year system, and these schools are the most well know. Schools like Harvard, big state schools like Alabama, and the dozens of other four-year colleges normally take precedent in most people’s minds. However, there is an entire system that works in parallel with …

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How Students Pick Their College Major

How do college students choose their majors? I’ve personally helped students to explore possible colleges and majors for nearly two decades now, and I can say that there is no single way that students decide. In fact, they can often pick a major for reasons that don’t align with their own interests, strengths, and abilities. …

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Warning Signs For College Problems

Students can encounter problems at various points in their college careers, often for many reasons. But, there is usually a clear progression of events or a pathway that these issues can lead to in terms of academic status and whether or not the student can stay at their college. For many students and parents, these …

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5 Common Surprises For College Freshmen

The freshman year for any college student is one of adjustment. Getting used to the college system, learning how to live with your roommates, understanding what each professor expects, and just figuring out what offices like the “bursar” do are all expected challenges for freshmen. But, as a first-year college student, what are some of …

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