#WIIS – What If It Sucks? My GPA

In our three-part series about what college admissions officers looked at, we explored the importance of grades in admissions decisions. College admissions officers consistently rank grades as the most important factor in admissions decisions, so it’s no wonder students worry about less than stellar GPAs. What is a bad GPA? There’s no magic number that defines a …

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Posted November 30th, 2017

#WIIS – What If It Sucks? My Mid-Term Grade

Every student has asked themselves the question in this post’s title at some point. Maybe it was about a grade on a certain test or the college essay you’ve been working on for months. In this first installment of our new “What If It Sucks” series, we’re going to talk about mid-term grades and what you can do if they, well, suck…    Right about now, mi…

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Posted October 25th, 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

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