Applying to College: When Should I Start?

When should you apply to college? It seems like such a simple question. I mean, obviously you’ll apply by the application deadline, right? But which deadline? Many colleges offer more than one application period: An early application process where applications are generally due between September and November and a regular application process where applications aren…

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Posted September 21st, 2017

Webinar – Planning for the PSAT and Scholarship Programs

Many parents and students lack knowledge about how important the PSAT is. One of its benefits is as a diagnostic tool, showing students their strengths and weaknesses as they prepare for the SAT. The score from the PSAT is also used to determine the eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship. With the PSAT test date just around the corner, ther…

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Posted September 20th, 2017

Webinar – Planning Your College Application

There are two things that are clear when it comes to college admissions: They're confusing They're complicated It's hard to know exactly what you're supposed to do and keep track of all the moving pieces along the way. Join us on Wednesday, September 20, 8PM EST (5PM PST) as Jesse Pizarroa, C2's Teacher Trainer, gives you a plan for the entire process of …

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Posted September 11th, 2017

College Admissions Timeline: What to Do Your Senior Year

By the time you start your senior year of high school, you may be feeling a desire to coast. You’ve spent three years studying, volunteering and researching colleges. Now, you want to sit back and enjoy your year at the top of the high school food chain. Not so fast! (more…)…

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Posted September 8th, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to the PSAT

Next month, schools will offer the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT to 10th and 11th grade students nationwide. What do you need to know about the 2017 PSAT? Who takes the PSAT? The PSAT/NMSQT is open to both 10th and 11th grade students. While many 10th graders take the test, most test takers will be juniors because 11th grade students who take it compete for the coveted National Merit …

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Posted September 7th, 2017

What SAT and ACT Scores Do I Need?

According to surveys by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, admissions officers routinely cite SAT and ACT scores as one of the most important factors in admission decisions, so it’s no wonder that students stress about the SAT and ACT. Students everywhere worry about what SAT or ACT scores they need to get into their dream colleges.   SAT …

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Posted August 28th, 2017

Read These Examples of Top College Essays

For many high school students, writing an essay is one of the most daunting parts of the college application process, especially when students are unsure of each university's expectations. Going over top college essay examples is a great way for students to learn more about expectations for essay submissions. Check out these tips for ideas and inspiration, and read these…

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Posted August 18th, 2017

Applying to College: What You Need to Know

  Road signs and mailboxes may be literally melting in the summer heat in some parts of the country, but for rising seniors, summer break is over. It’s time to start working on those college applications. We’re here to help! Keep reading for tips and tricks to get you through the college application process.   The Common App: What is it and how can it he…

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Posted August 9th, 2017

10 Tips For A Great College Application Essay

  Sometimes the blinking cursor on the screen can seem like a curse (pun intended). It just keeps flashing, on and off, on and off, mocking you. Never is this truer than when you’re trying to start your college admission essay, a high-stakes writing task unlike anything you’ve ever had to write before. Don’t let the blinking cursor get you down – we’ve g…

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Posted July 11th, 2017

Social Media and College Admissions

  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