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Should I Disclose My Learning Disability on College Apps?

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Disclosing your learning disability to colleges can be a hard step to take when you don't want to be defined by it. Here's why experts say it's a good idea. read more

How Can I Measure College Support for LD Students?

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Students with learning disabilities should know what support a college provides before making a final decision. Our experts have some quick advice! read more

How Should I Prepare for a Virtual Admission Interview?


Since the coronavirus pandemic, many colleges have switched from in-person interviews to virtual ones. Make sure yours goes smoothly with this expert advice! read more

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?


Are you finishing up your admission essay, but it's just too long for the word count requirements? Our experts have advice for trimming it down! read more

How Influential Is a Name Brand College?

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You might be wowed by the name recognition of certain institutions, but there are many other factors to consider when choosing a college. Read more here! read more

Should I Ace Easy Classes or Push Myself in Hard Ones?

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Is it smarter to take easy classes to boost your GPA or challenge yourself but risk lower grades in harder classes? Our experts have the answer! read more

Do I Need to Submit Supplemental Materials?

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Should you send in supplemental materials with your college applications? It depends--but you should definitely follow any directions given by the school. read more

When Should I Apply to College?

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The college application process can elicit feelings of excitement and anxiety, but applying early can help ease the worry and put you on the right track. read more

What Is the Common Application?


Students have probably heard about the Common Application before, but what exactly is it? And should you be using it for college? Our experts have the answer. read more

How Should Freshmen Prepare for the College Search?

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It's never too early to start thinking about college! Learn what you can do as early as your freshman year with this expert advice. read more