Read These Examples of Top College Essays

For many high school students, writing an essay is one of the most daunting parts of the college application process, especially when students are unsure of each university's expectations. Going over top college essay examples is a great way for students to learn more about expectations for essay submissions. Check out these tips for ideas and inspiration, and read these…

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Posted August 18th, 2017

Applying to College: What You Need to Know

  Road signs and mailboxes may be literally melting in the summer heat in some parts of the country, but for rising seniors, summer break is over. It’s time to start working on those college applications. We’re here to help! Keep reading for tips and tricks to get you through the college application process.   The Common App: What is it and how can it he…

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Posted August 9th, 2017

10 Tips For A Great College Application Essay

  Sometimes the blinking cursor on the screen can seem like a curse (pun intended). It just keeps flashing, on and off, on and off, mocking you. Never is this truer than when you’re trying to start your college admission essay, a high-stakes writing task unlike anything you’ve ever had to write before. Don’t let the blinking cursor get you down – we’ve g…

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Posted July 11th, 2017

Best 10 Summer Study Tips

When you think of summer break, you probably think of sunshine, beaches, and sleeping in; you probably don’t think of study sessions. These tips will help you boost your study skills, grades, and test scores without sacrificing your summer fun.   Start an informal book club One of the best things you can do for yourself is to read. Strong reading skills not only …

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Posted July 10th, 2017

Understanding Your SAT Score Report: Free Resources

  Once you've taken the SAT, you get to play the waiting game for a couple of weeks until you get your score. Once you get your SAT score, can you tell how well you did on the test and figure out where you need to improve?  We can, and we're going to show you how. We have a couple of resources that are available for free: A recorded webinar called "Under…

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Posted July 7th, 2017

Social Media and College Admissions

  This week, Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to ten prospective students after discovering some truly terrible social media behavior. This should serve as a reminder to all students that what you do online is never private and it never goes away. In a “private” group chat that was spun off of the Harvard Class of 2021 Facebook group, the stu…

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Posted June 15th, 2017

The Value of Test Prep

Over the past several decades, tutoring and test prep programs have become commonplace. In some areas, the question for families is not whether their children will enroll in a test prep program but where they will enroll. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many families find themselves wondering whether test prep programs really work. When done right, test prep prog…

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Posted May 26th, 2017

Get Ahead of the College Admissions Process During Summer Break

With just weeks to go before the end of the school year, students across the country are dreaming of long, lazy days free from the demands of teachers and school work. Although every student deserves a break now and then, high school students have at least one concern that should motivate them to keep busy during summer break: College admissions. Summer break offers ton…

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Posted May 19th, 2017

#C2Teachers: Why We Love Our Students

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, C2 Education has been taking extra steps to show all our #C2Teachers just how grateful we are for everything that they do. This week, we asked some of our teachers about their experiences at C2. Not surprisingly, we learned that what our teachers love most about C2 is their students. Check out the conversations below for…

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Posted May 3rd, 2017

5 Most (and Least) Popular AP Exams

Ever wonder which subjects are the most and least popular for AP exams? Based on College Board data, here’s your answer! (Note: Because languages are so specialized and require several prerequisite courses, we did not include foreign languages on this list.) 5 Most Popular AP Exams .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#aaa;}.tg td{font…

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Posted April 27th, 2017