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The Secret to Getting Into Harvard

Every student wants to know the magical formula that will get them accepted at Harvard – or Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, MIT, Brown, Dartmouth, or any of several other highly selective colleges. If I could just create a detailed…
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Why You Should Take SAT Subject Tests NOW

College-bound students are inundated with acronyms – PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP. There are literally dozens of tests that you might take on your road to college, and the most often overlooked tests are SAT Subject Tests. But you should take them.…
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College Textbooks Cost WHAT?

864%. That’s how much the cost of college textbooks has increased since 1978. According to the College Board, the average student spends $1,200 per year on textbooks. Note the word “average,” suggesting that about half of students…
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AP Exam Policies: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Last year, some 200 students in Millbrae, California were incredibly disappointed to learn that their hard-earned AP scores had been invalidated. The students took their AP exams at Mills High School, and were seated at round tables. Unbeknownst…
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What Is The PSAT And Why Should Your Child Take It?

The PSAT is offered to high school students each October. In many parts of the country, students in 9th through 11th grade are able to register for the test, but the PSAT is particularly important for high school juniors. All 11thgrade students…
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How Changes to the ACT and SAT Will Affect You

The next few years will be full of changes for college-bound high school students because many of the exams that these students take will be revised – if not completely redesigned! Changes at ACT, Inc. ACT, Inc. is making many changes…
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Turkey Day Quiz: Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while we’ll all be off eating unhealthy quantities of turkey, we wanted to leave you with some Thanksgiving knowledge. Before we get into our Turkey Day Quiz, there’s one question we’re dying to answer:…
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College Football, Academics, and Affordability

Did you know that the anniversary of the first official intercollegiate football game was this week? On November 6, 1869, Rutgers beat Princeton in the first of a two-game matchup. Princeton beat Rutgers a week later. This was the birth of college…
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What to Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is now behind us, and the country is littered with soon-to-be-rotting pumpkins. Before you toss your soggy jack-o-lantern in the trash, check out these alternatives: If your pumpkin has been carved and sat out for more than 24 hours,…