Social Media and College Admissions: How to Get Kicked Out of Harvard in One Easy Step

  This week, Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to ten prospective students after discovering some truly terrible social media behavior.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

15 Top Summer Programs for High School Students Still Accepting Applications

  Although summer break seems pretty far off, students who plan to use their summers wisely need to start making plans now. Summer offers a lot of unique opportunities for college-bound students to explore their options, familiarize themselves with college life, and boost their college applications. While application deadlines for a lot of programs have already pas…

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Posted March 23rd, 2017

College Admission News Roundup: February, 2017

  Whether your college applications are still months or years away, or whether you’re scrambling to meet a looming application deadline, here are two great articles about college admissions to check out: What the People Who Read Your College Application Really Think, NPR NPR looks behind the curtain at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachuset…

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Posted February 24th, 2017

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College

At this time of year, many students who do not yet know where they will attend college begin panicking. Take a note from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Whether you’ve already applied to your top choice schools and haven’t yet received that coveted acceptance letter or you dropped the ball and haven’t yet submitted college applications, fear n…

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Posted February 4th, 2015

Start the Semester Right

This school year will feature higher standards and tougher challenges for many students. Don't get left behind -- find out how to set yourself up for success. This past week, we hosted a webinar called "Start the Semester Right" (view it on demand here). The webinar focuses on things high school students should do in their first weeks of the new semester in order to set…

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Posted August 9th, 2014

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 checklist that would ensure your acceptance at one of these schools, I would. But I can’t. Such a checklist simply doesn’t exist …

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Posted July 1st, 2014

What the New SAT Means for Middle School Students

In March, the College Board announced massive changes to the SAT, a test that millions of college-bound students take each year. Most current high school students will still take the current version of the SAT, with 9th graders having the option of taking either test depending on when they time their testing dates. But today's middle school students will face an entire…

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Posted June 7th, 2014