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A Deferral Is Not A Denial: Next Steps

A Deferral Is Not A Denial: Next Steps

We know that application numbers this season are way up. It’s quite possible that you are a qualified student who has been deferred from your first choice college. Know that a deferral is not a denial and there are next steps you can do. Continue reading

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College Access For All?

College Access For All?

Is there college access for all? Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to roughly 200 parents and students in three packed sessions at the Princeton Review Program at South Torrance High School. http://shs-torrance-ca.schoolloop.com/ Many public school systems have ratios … Continue reading

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Should I Apply To College Early?

Should I Apply To College Early?

With the November 1st, Early Decision and Early Action Application deadline fast approaching, the following questions and pros and cons should help in making the decision on how to best apply to college. Should you apply to college Early Decision or Early Action? First, know the admission policies of the colleges where you are applying. Some colleges do not offer early plans but may have other admission policies that may be beneficial. Continue reading

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SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

Gaining knowledge about the financial aid process could potentially save you money.   Here are six No-No’s that could impact Financial Aid negatively:  Wait too long to plan for college through Financial Planning, saving, and knowing where funds will come … Continue reading

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COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

It seems that few students or parents are aware of Tuition Exchange Programs and colleges won’t tell you if you don’t ask. High School Counselors, Independent Educational Consultants, and especially colleges themselves are extremely neglect in making applicants aware. Continue reading

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Maximizing Space on College Applications

Maximizing Space on College Applications

It’s easy to form an analogy between college applications and a giant puzzle. Everything has to fit just right for success. Fact is just about everything on college applications has a maximum word or character count. Continue reading

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How to Prep For the ACT Essay This Summer

How to Prep For the ACT Essay This Summer

by: David Recine It’s summer! That means no school, less stress, and more time for fun. It also means more time to aim for a top ACT Essay score in the coming school year. Building good writing skills takes time, … Continue reading

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So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

The many online social channels have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure students are wise and remain safe as they post information online. At College … Continue reading

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New UC Essay Prompts & Requirements

New UC Essay Prompts & Requirements

The new UC essay prompts for freshmen and transfer students will become effective beginning fall 2017. the new UC essay prompts are listed here with any requirements. In the meanwhile, you can review the new essay prompts, begin thinking about possible topics. Continue reading

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So, just how are college applications evaluated and decisions made? Below are some of the important variables in the process. When competition is as keen as it is with highly selective colleges, many factors play a role in the admissions process, but the two basic factors continue to be exceptional academics and personal accomplishments. Continue reading

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