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When Do I Start My College Application Essay?

Students ask, when do we start on the college application essay? If you are asking the question, it’s time. It’s time to take a look at essay prompts at commonapp.org It’s time to start looking at applications on the websites of colleges that interest you. And most importantly, it’s time to start to pay attention […]

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Checklist: Evaluate Your College Visits

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. The same is true for evaluating a college as it is shown on a brochure or video. If possible, visit the campus so that you can understand firsthand whether this college is right for you. The more you do when on campus, the better. Allow […]

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Advice on Whittling Your Admissions Essay

Here is some great advice from the New York Times on reducing the number of words in your common application essay or your college admissions essay.Shorter essays usually make a stronger impression, just like reducing a soup stock gives it a stronger flavor. However, when cutting words, examine the content. Compare this short, but general […]

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