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The Importance of Letters of Recommendation in College Admissions

There are so many components to track when assembling college applications that letters of recommendation can often be overlooked since they’re the one part of your application that you – the student – aren’t writing. But don’t be fooled – letters of recommendation play a key role in admissions decisions and provide you with an opportunity to have another person share how talented and fabulous you are. Let’s take a...
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Why is Mental Well-Being Essential to the College Admissions Process?

As admissions experts, mental well-being professionals, and parents ourselves, we saw a gap in college counseling that needed to be addressed immediately. We have brought together leaders in admissions and mental health to launch what we think college counseling should look like: a personalized journey with a foundation built on mental well-being strategies and resources. In this article, we will discuss: Developing mental well-being in the college readiness processMy 25...
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Timeline for College Applications

Ask 10 people about when and how to start planning for college, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. The truth is, everyone starts at different times, and there isn’t a one size fits all solution. But there are a few things to keep in mind as you begin planning for this important phase in your life. For the sake of simplicity, let’s start with junior year and think about...
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Planning an Effective College Visit

It’s been a rite of passage for high school students for decades. Pile into the family car (or maybe if you’re lucky an airplane) and head out on a whirlwind pinball-esque tour of college campuses to evaluate in a series of 45 minute to an hour visits if a particular campus might be your future home. To adequately compare campus chicken finger offerings as well as dorm space (is an...
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