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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 one teacher or professor really well: When it comes down to … Continue reading

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What to Expect on the Revised SAT: Writing

If you’re taking the SAT before March 2016, you’ll be asked to write a two page essay that makes a completely one-dimensional argument supporting a yes or no answer to a vaguely philosophical question. In fact, one of the most … Continue reading

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What to Expect on the Revised SAT: Math

The College Board claims that the Revised SAT Math will “require a stronger command of fewer, more important topics.” Considering that I personally managed to get two liberal arts degrees without ever having to demonstrate my ability (or lack there … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part III – Direct PLUS loan

So far we have discussed two different types of financial aid: Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. For students attending local city or state universities these two types of aid might actually cover the bulk of your financial needs. However, students who intend on going to … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part II – Stafford Loans

College Compass is happy to present the second installment of our “Paying for College” series: Stafford loans. Last time, we focused our discussion on Pell Grants, a highly sought-after kind of financial aid reserved only for those students who need … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your College Essay

A personal statement is a statement of purpose; think of it as your mission statement. Ideally, it is an adroit articulation of dreams, goals, and plans. It is your personality, personal history, and everything else that makes you who you … Continue reading

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College Admissions – The University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1883, the University of Texas is easily one of the most recognizable and well regarded institutions of higher learning in the world. Ranking nationally and internationally in just about every department, admission to the University of Texas – … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways NOT to Embarrass Yourself during a College Admissions Interview (cont.)

As we reach the conclusion of this illustrious series on avoiding embarrassment in an interview setting, we would like to point out that most (if not all) of these sagacious tidbits can be applied to other aspects of your life … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: Early Graduation & International Studies

Ask Test Masters is a great, free service that allows you to ask the experts at Test Masters all of your test prep and college admissions questions. If you have a question, send it to us – chances are other … Continue reading

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College Board 2012 Profile: Scores May be Down, but Competition is Up!

The class of 2012’s SAT test data spotlights a downward trend in the nation’s median Critical Reading and Writing scores; however, after reviewing the College Board’s Total Group Profile Report, it seems this data, which on its face is discouraging, has … Continue reading

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