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The SAT: Early Preparation is Vital

Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report have unanimously declared Thomas Jefferson High School for Science Technology in Virginia to be America’s best high school. At Thomas Jefferson, the average student scores in the 98th percentile on the…
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Personalizing the Common Application: Declaring a Major

Last week, we discussed the differences between choosing a major and choosing a school. This week, we will give guidance on whether and how to choose a major on the Common Application. To Declare or Not to Declare? How many seventeen- and…
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Personalizing the Common Application: Future Plans

The Common Application (Common App) is an undergraduate college application which allows students to apply to any of 415 participating schools without having to complete numerous lengthy school applications. However, even with the Common App,…