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Ask Test Masters: SAT Score Choice

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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Transferring Colleges

Transferring schools can be a complicated, multifaceted process. The decision to transfer to a new university is not made lightly, especially considering the effort it can take just to get accepted. But life is full of uncertainty and surprise, and … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Brown University

What do Emma Watson, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl have in common? They have all attended Brown University, the most liberal university in the Ivy League. Although small in area (only 143 acres), … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Rice University

The founding of Rice played out like a game of Clue: Massachusetts billionaire William Marsh Rice was murdered in his bedroom, poisoned with chloroform administered by his personal valet who was in cahoots with Rice’s personal lawyer. But one crime … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part IX: Checklist

Welcome back to College Compass’s series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Now that we’ve covered all of the aspects of applying to an Ivy League school, I have taken the liberty of compiling the … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VIII: Interviews

So, by this point you’ve made the grades, taken the tests, done the¬†extracurriculars, gotten your recommendations, written your essays, and sent the whole thing off to the school of your dreams. You’re done, right? Not so fast. You might have … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VII: Application Strategy

Today, in our seventh installment¬†of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?, we turn from the substance and content of your applications to more strategic questions. Of course, if you don’t have the substance, this won’t … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VI: Recommendations

Welcome to part six of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? This time, we will discuss a critical part of your application over which you have almost no control. You don’t even get to see … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part V: Essays

Welcome back to What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? In this post, we will discuss one of the most challenging parts of an Ivy League application: the essay, and any other personal writing samples you … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: AP, IB, and Dual Credit

Ask Test Masters is a great resource available to you where you can directly ask us questions about all your college admissions needs. Recently, we received the following query: “Hey, so I’m absolutely confused about DC/ AP classes. I’ve recently … Continue reading

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