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How to Write a Unique College Essay

Last year, colleges continued to see record numbers of applications and low acceptance rates. When schools get more selective, college essays become an increasingly important part of admission decisions. Your essay needs to help you stand out…
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How To Navigate Competitive College Admissions

College admissions has become more competitive than ever. Applications are up, and acceptance rates are down. What is the data telling us, and what can students do to make themselves stand out and get into great schools? Keep reading to find…
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Why You Should Submit Scores to Test-Optional Schools

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Many schools temporarily changed their admissions policies to test-optional during the pandemic. It was difficult to administer tests safely, and many test sites closed during 2020. Since then, some schools have returned to requiring test scores,…
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Summer Checklist for High School Students

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Summer break is the time to rest and recharge between school years. It’s important to enjoy summer activities, sun, friends, and family, but it’s also a great opportunity to prepare for the school year ahead. We’ve created a summer checklist…
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Understanding SAT Scores: 16 Frequently Asked Questions

Students planning for college often realize that the process is both exciting and stressful. Those who aspire to go to the best universities face an extremely competitive process. Often, the admissions process will involve taking the SAT, a…
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What Is Rolling Admission?

When colleges do regular admission programs, they wait to evaluate all applications until after the application deadline. It makes no difference whether you send your application in three weeks before the deadline or three hours before the deadline—no…
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Duke TIP and the 7th Grade Talent Search

Duke University is home to the top-ranked Blue Devils basketball team, a collection of outstanding undergraduate and graduate colleges, and the nation’s most well-known gifted and talented program for young students. In this post, we’ll…
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Choosing the Right College Admissions Counselor

When it comes to education in the U.S., there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that there are more students going to college than ever before. The bad news is that this increased competition means it’s getting harder to get…
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4 Signs You Should NOT Do Early College Applications

Applying to college early can lend you an advantage in college admissions. All else being equal, most schools admit a larger percentage of early applicants than of regular applicants. But this doesn’t mean that ALL students will be better…