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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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Ask Test Masters: SAT Score Choice

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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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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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