Tag: recommendations

Spring College Planning Checklist for High School Juniors

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Founder, Moon Prep

The second half of junior year is the prime time to start planning for college. Here's what you should be doing to prepare for college application season during the spring of junior year and into the summer. read more

Letters of Recommendation Made Easy: Who, How, and When to Ask

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you play your cards right, you won't have to stress about asking for a letter of recommendation. Follow these tips to get recommended worry free! read more

Why Every College Student Should Attend Office Hours

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Clemson University

Going to your professors' office hours won't hurt you in any way; it can only benefit you. Here's how. read more

How can I get letters of recommendation for my transfer application after a short period of time?

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This may sound odd, but why are you transferring after a short time? You should remain in one college for at least a year before considering transfer. read more

Who and How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters

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Now that the fall of your senior year is here, you are probably starting to get serious about completing your college applications. What should at the top of your to-do list? Getting your recommendations lined up. read more

Guest Post: Your Most Important Resource in Music Performance College Search

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Data Entry Specialist, Carnegie Communications

Music performance programs can be very vigorous and competitive, and to have the best chance of getting into your first choice school, you need to make some informed decisions. read more

How do admission counselors rank the different application elements, like GPA, test scores, essay, and recommendations?

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This may vary by school, but in many cases the work that you have done over three to four years of high school is the most important indicator of your ability to do college level work. It is not just the grades, but the rigor of the classes that you take that will show your abilities. read more

Guide Freshmen Through the Next Four Years

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

As a college counselor, you can play a pivotal role in keeping your students grounded and focused on their future early on. This post and next, I'll be discussing just a few of the many ways you can help your freshmen make the most of their vital but fleeting high school years. read more

International Students and the Job Search

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Finding a job in general can be challenging. As an international student, there are even more details to keep in mind. read more

International College Application Do's and Don'ts

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Director of Admission, Loyola New Orleans University

Don't forget to check out these reminders for your college application! read more