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5 Important Tips for Writing a Scholarship Essay.

Those apprehensive about student loans or the cost of attending school might look towards scholarships to help ease that burden. Most, if not all, scholarships require an essay to apply, so today we’ll be giving you five tips to writing … Continue reading

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What Houston Schools Require the ISEE? What is the ISEE?

What is the ISEE? The Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE, is a series of placement tests primarily used for admissions to private schools. The ISEE is geared towards students applying for the fifth grade and above, and there are three … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Many undergraduate institutions, especially competitive ones, offer optional interviews for admissions, and the most dreaded question that comes up is the one at the end: “Do you have any questions for me?” Today we’ll be discussing the purpose of this question … Continue reading

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Common Interview Questions

Today we’ll be posting questions we commonly see on the interview trail. While most universities do not require interviews, many do offer optional ones, so take advantage of them if available! Take a look at these and make sure you have solid, … Continue reading

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Does Undergrad Prestige Matter for Graduate School Admissions?

Today we’re featuring a post from our sister blog, It’s Not GRE-ek. As many of you are ramping up for undergraduate admissions, we wanted to put some perspective on how much “prestige” matters when going from an undergraduate degree to … Continue reading

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PSAT Semifinalists – How to Advance, What to Expect

PSAT Semifinalist cutoffs being announced soon, so we want to detail the path towards becoming a full-fledged National Merit Finalist, and what that means exactly. Let us know in the comments if you qualified as a Semifinalist! How Many People Earn … Continue reading

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What is Early Admissions? Does it Give Me an Advantage?

As the college admissions cycle is just about to fire up, we wanted to explain what exactly early admissions is and what it offers when compared to regular admissions. What is Early Admissions? Many schools, mostly private, offer an Early … Continue reading

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5 Goals for the New Semester

With a new school year fast approaching, we put together a list of 5 goals students, both high school and college alike, should aim to achieve this year: Get to know 1 teacher or professor really well: When it comes down to … Continue reading

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SAT Math Practice: Absolute Values

Today at College Compass we’ll run through an SAT practice problem involving absolute values: What value of x satisfies the equation  .

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ApplyTexas vs. the Common Application

To better help prepare you for the upcoming admissions season, we’ve put together a quick guide on ApplyTexas and the CommonApp, noting the differences between the two and what exactly you’ll need to apply. What is the difference between ApplyTexas … Continue reading

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