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Tag: admission

How to Be a Competitive College Applicant

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

More and more students are applying to college. With a larger applicant pool, students have to work harder to stand out. Here's how you can do just that. read more

Early College: Not Your Average High School Experience

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you had the chance to start high school and college at the same time, would you take it? It's possible with Early College programs. One student describes her experience of graduating high school with both a diploma and an associate degree! read more

How I Made My Final College Decision

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, The University of Alabama

If you're stuck trying to decide between two similar colleges, it's okay! Read on to see how one student finally chose where she wanted to go. read more

You Got Accepted to Your #1 College! Now What?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You (finally) got into your dream college. Now what? Here's a to-do list to tackle after you enroll at your future college or university. read more

Video: Getting Into College

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You've already submitted your college applications, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! Janice suggests some ways for you to keep busy after hitting submit. read more

Why are campus visits so important?

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The campus visit plays a crucial role in determining if the college or university you are considering is the right "fit" for you. read more

Getting a Head Start on the College Application Process: Junior Year

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College applications can be stressful, especially if you leave all the work for your senior year. Get a jump start while you're a junior with these tips and save your sanity. read more

How to Ace Your Alumni Interviews

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

A good alumni interview can seriously improve your chances of acceptance at a college. Here's some advice to help you maximize your time during your interview. read more

Secrets to Writing Your College Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The admission essay: the most daunting portion of the college application but the most important. Here are the secrets to writing your best college essay possible! read more

Mastering the Common Application: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

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Senior Director, Collegewise

If you approach the Common Application like a form at the doctor, you're doing it wrong! Here are some ways you can stand out on this prevalent college app. read more