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Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The college essay can help your application, or it can hurt it. You want to stand out in a good way...and these admission experts know how you can do just that. read more

How should I be preparing for the college search as a high school freshman?

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Do your best in all your classes so you don't close doors for yourself. You may not think you want to do something as a freshman, but that may change once you are a junior. 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

7 Deadly Sins for Graduate School Applicants

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Author, Enrollment Expert

With years of experience in admission, these grad school experts know what's up--including those mistakes that can send your grad application straight to the trash. read more

How many schools should I apply to?

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It's not the number of schools you apply to that is important. It's the thought and care put into each application. read more

How do I choose between the SAT and the ACT?

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You should take the test that fits best with your learning and test-taking style. read more

How should I prepare for my summer program?

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Program Manager for Recruitment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Many students and parents will do research on the college to get an idea of what is happening. Search websites for faculty, facilities, and research. Come with an open mind and ready to extend your knowledge base during the summer. read more

How can parents cope with a child who doesn't want to go to college?

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Tell the student that she can take one year to work at something productive and to begin to pay her own bills, including her rent to you, car insurance, dry cleaning, etc. read more

What can parents do if they disagree with their child's college choice(s)?

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Unless it is a financial consideration, the decision is the student's. It is the student who has to live at the college, not the parent. read more

How to Write a Personal Statement That Will Get You into College

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Founder, Soaring Eagle College Consulting

Should you live on campus or off? Should you own a car or not? Which option is best (and cheapest)? Keep reading to figure out what's right for you. read more