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College Costs: When Money IS an Object

If ever there were a realm in which we might wish that money were no object, paying for college would be it. But in a time when student debt outnumbers all other consumer debt, money most certainly is an object. How can families ensure that…
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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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Last Minute Tips for Writing a Better College Application Essay

With just a few weeks to go before early action deadlines hit, we’ve been reviewing A LOT of college application essays. Some are great, some merely good, and some…well, some need quite a bit of work. To help you get your college admission…
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10 Grammar Mistakes That Hurt College Apps (and all other writing…)

Between SAT practice essays, ACT practice essays, and college admission essays, C2 Education’s staff see a lot of student writing samples — and a lot of grammar mistakes! Sometimes the mistakes are forgivable — “accomodate” instead…
Make your college application essay stand out by avoiding common cliches. Let C2 Education guide you through the process.

Top 5 College Application Essay Clichés

A survey of our students has revealed that one of the most feared and most difficult parts of the college application process is the college admission essay. This is hardly surprising. After all, the college application essay is unlike any other…
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How NOT to End Up Like Suzy Lee Weiss

Last month, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors received their responses from many of the colleges they applied to. In an era of intense competition at the nation’s best schools, it’s safe to assume that many of those students were…
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The Year of the MOOC: How One Weird Acronym Can Help You Get Into Your Dream College

MOOC may read like something a drunken cow would utter, but these Massive Open Online Courses might be just the ticket to help you get into your dream college. MOOCs are massive, online college courses that are usually offered free of charge.…
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National College Decision Day

If your son or daughter is lucky, he or she has been accepted to multiple colleges and universities. Having spent several weeks celebrating these successes, it is now time to make the final decision. May 1 is National College Decision Day, so…