Volunteering: Giving Back During the Holiday Season

It’s wonderful to think about the holiday season. You probably think of food, time spent with family and loved ones, and, probably, some nice gifts. But most of all, the holiday season is also a time of giving, of goodwill toward your fellow man. As a result, it’s not surprising that volunteering tends to reach its peak as the holidays approach. Why volunteer? Th…

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Posted November 9th, 2017

Safety Schools: Why Every Student Needs Them

There’s really no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to deciding how many colleges to apply to, but there is one hard and fast rule that applies to every student: Everyone should apply to a number of safety schools. What Is a safety school? Many people think that a safety school is a “bad” school, but this isn’t true at all! Sure, safety schools are les…

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Posted November 2nd, 2017

Webinar – SAT or ACT? Which test should I take?

Lots of students, and parents especially, have only a vague sense of what appears on the SAT or ACT. Recalling from when they took it themselves, they have little idea how what’s on the exam relates to what students are learning in school, and they have a hard time choosing between the two similar exams. Join us on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8:00pm EST (5:00pm P…

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Posted November 2nd, 2017

Webinar – How To Write A Winning Essay

College essays are easy, right? Just write what you think admissions officers want to hear, right? WRONG! Students often end up falling into the trap of writing clichéd essays because of these thoughts. Join us on Wednesday, November 8th, at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM PST), as C2’s own Teacher Trainer, Jesse Pizarro will teach you how to write a winning essay. Writ…

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Posted October 31st, 2017

4 College Admissions Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

Getting into college used to be a relatively simple process. Because higher education was mostly reserved for privileged members of society, colleges tended to accept any high school student in good standing whose parents could pay the cost of tuition. (more…)…

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Posted October 31st, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 3

This month, we’ve been talking about the top three factors that college admissions officers consider when making admissions decisions. So far, we’ve covered the first two: grades and course rigor. Today, we tackle the third most important factor: SAT and ACT scores. Why are SAT and ACT scores important? With so many headlines about colleges that have dropped test…

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Posted October 19th, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 2

In Part 1 of our series, we talked about the top factor, student grades. Today, we’re covering the second factor that comes up year after year, course rigor. What exactly is strength of curriculum? The strength of curriculum, also sometimes known as course rigor, describes the types of courses you took in high school. Did you take a lot of lower level classes, non-…

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Posted October 12th, 2017

Preparing Your Facebook Profile for the College Admissions Process

The internet is rife with stories of people posting ill-advised comments or photos on their social media platforms, only to suffer negative consequences later. Many employers prescreen applicants by searching their Facebook or Twitter feeds, and colleges are starting to do the same. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point—you’ve volunteered on the weekends, att…

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Posted October 10th, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 1

College admissions: confusing, complicated, not fun… These are just a few ways to describe the college admissions process. To help you out, we’ve created a three part series that will give insight into what colleges actually look for when deciding who they want attending their school. Enjoy! Every year, the National Association of College Admissions Counselor…

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Posted October 6th, 2017

Webinar – College Admissions from
Start to Finish

College admissions are confusing. College admissions are complicated. These are two facts that everyone can agree on. Whether you're a student or the parent, it's hard to know exactly what to do and when to do it. Join us on Wednesday, October 4th, at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM PST), as teacher trainer extraordinaire, Jesse Pizarro covers the college admissions process i…

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Posted September 28th, 2017