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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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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part IV: Extracurriculars

Welcome back to our series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? While tests and grades are the most important part of your application, they alone are not enough to distinguish you from all the other kids … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part III: AP, IB, and SAT II Exams

In this installment of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?, we continue our discussion of standardized tests, turning now to subject based tests such as AP, IB, and SAT II exams. How many AP Exams … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part II: PSAT, SAT, and ACT

Last time, we discussed the number one, most important part of your application: grades. In this post, we will turn to the next most important, and easy to measure, part of your application: standardized test scores. Should I take the … Continue reading

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College Essay Writing Tips

A big portion of the college application process in which students tend to take for granted are the applications essays. Some of you may feel lost as to how to even get started. The worst thing you could do is … Continue reading

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“Senioritis” is Not Allowed!

The season is here! Not football season, not holiday season, oh yes…college application season! That’s right seniors, get pumped. Senior year can easily be your best year of high school by far. With that said, it is by no means … Continue reading

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