Memorial Day Isn’t Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. Today, the holiday commemorates all fallen veterans, but it originated as a means of honoring … [Read more...]

New Common App Essay Prompts Released: Get Your Pencils Ready!

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With the release of the updated 2015-2016 Common App essay prompts, the new college application season has officially begun. Sure, it’s only April and you’ve still got junior year finals and your entire senior year before college – but the college application process waits for no student. For the absolute best chances for success, you should at least start thinking about writing your college … [Read more...]

C2 Students Accepted into Top Colleges

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Each year C2 helps students around the country reach their goals and many get accepted into the college of their dreams. This year is no different, as we are proud announce the many C2 students below who were recently accepted into a top 50 college. Congratulations to the entire 2015 graduating class and good luck! … [Read more...]

Test Day Tips from C2

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This month marks the beginning of testing season for most students. Younger students face annual standardized tests, and older students will soon take AP exams, SATs, ACTs, and SAT Subject Tests. Regardless of which tests you'll take, there are some things you can do to make sure you can do your best. Get a good night's sleep. You might think that sleep is for the lazy -- it's a passive activity, … [Read more...]

President’s Day Fun Facts

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February was a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February, and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate? It all started in 1800. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday (February 22) became a national day of remembrance. The 1832 centennial of his birth and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day – By the Numbers

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It’s that time of year again, love is in the air, romance is blossoming, and wallets are opening everywhere. For better or worse, it wouldn't be Valentine’s Day without billions of dollars being spent on flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears, to name just a few. According to the National Retail Federation’s Consumer Spending Survey, Valentine's Day will cost the average American $142.31 in 2015. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College

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At this time of year, many students who do not yet know where they will attend college begin panicking. Take a note from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Whether you’ve already applied to your top choice schools and haven’t yet received that coveted acceptance letter or you dropped the ball and haven’t yet submitted college applications, fear not. Although the application … [Read more...]

Brains and Brawn: Education in the NFL

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In honor of American’s unofficial holiday, the Super Bowl, we thought it would be interesting to explore a few NFL stars that have placed education on an equal footing with their athletic prowess. The list below is a small sampling of current NFL players, showing that they are not all about the brawn. Tom Brady, Quarterback - New England Patriots (2000 – present) University of Michigan, … [Read more...]

Top Tips When You’re Waitlisted

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By now, most students who applied to college through early admission programs have learned their fates. Some are celebrating their good fortune; others are mourning the loss of their dream schools; and many, many others are likely stuck in waitlist limbo. If you’re among the many who have been waitlisted, here are our top tips – the do’s and don’ts of college waitlists. DO: Express your … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Study

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Every student wants to know the secret to acing the big test, whether that test is next week’s history quiz or the SAT. Let’s start with some bad news: There is no fast, simple, effort-free way to learn. Now for some good news: There are proven ways to make studying more efficient and effective. First things first – just for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the point of studying … [Read more...]