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Building a Resume over the Summer, Part 1: Jobs!

Summer is just around the corner, and, if you don’t already have a summer packed with camps, volunteering, and summer school—or even if you do—it’s time to think about getting a summer job. Yes, as you make the transition into … Continue reading

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College Admissions Essay “Do”s and “Don’t”s

I can still remember sitting down at the computer the weekend before college apps were due to write my admissions essay. I had sufficiently procrastinated to the point where my parents might actually take disciplinary action if I didn’t write my … Continue reading

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College Visits 101 – Talking to Students

You can learn a lot about a college from its website, its guided tours, and its employees. However, there are some questions that can only be answered by a real, live college student. In fact, speaking with a university’s current … Continue reading

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College Visits 101 – Info Sessions and Guided Tours

  You can read all the brochures, guidebooks, and websites you want, but the best way to learn about a college is to go there and see it for yourself. If you’re a high school senior, you’ve probably sent off … Continue reading

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What I have Done for College : Improve Your College Application

Hi everyone! I’m Ridge Liu and I got a Perfect Score on the SAT. After going through Test Masters’ SAT course and getting a perfect score, I accepted Test Masters’ invitation to intern with them this summer. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part X: Epilogue

Over the past year I have read and responded to many questions from bright, eager high school students who want to know if they have what it takes to get in to their dream schools. Usually, their inquiries go something … 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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ACT or SAT? Five Tips to Pick the Right College Entrance Exam

The SAT and ACT are both respected, nationally-recognized tests. Historically, there’s been a geographic divide between the two; nowadays, very few colleges require or prefer one test over the other. So which one should you take? Well, since you can’t … 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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