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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

When should I apply to college?

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The college application process can elicit feelings of excitement and anxiety. Allow yourself plenty of lead time to complete your applications before the published deadlines. 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

When should I start thinking about colleges?

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How about right now? You don't have to make a choice, but begin thinking about things like what you want to study, where you would like to go, and what would be important about a college. 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