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The 5 Best Apps to Manage Your College Classes

Posted by Kristen Steinbeck

Jul 15, 2017 8:38:02 PM

Simplify your college life by making sure your classes, studying, and textbooks are in order (and easy to access!) with these super-helpful apps.

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Topics: college prep, college planning, college, apps, technology


Use the Time You Have: College Planning During High School Summers

Posted by Kristen Steinbeck

Jun 13, 2017 2:21:59 PM

There are 168 hours in a week – 112ish waking hours. Why not use two of those hours per week this summer to work on college planning? Your older self will thank you for handling part of the load, and, come college application season, you'll be glad you did the bulk of your research when you didn't have homework and extracurriculars coming out your ears.

To make it easier to plan, we devised a to-do list for every high-school summer. Read on for tips!

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Topics: SAT test, financial aid, PSAT, ACT, college prep, college planning


Advanced Placement 101

Posted by Julia Wasson

Nov 17, 2016 12:36:30 AM

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If you are considering advanced placement courses, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. You don't want to set yourself up for failure if the challenge is too great, but you don't want to ignore invaluable learning opportunities, either.

Let us answer some of the questions that are likely plaguing you. We want to make the decision about whether to pursue advanced placement easier on you.

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Topics: study skills, college prep, AP classes, advanced placement,, AP exam


10 Tips for Seniors Preparing for College

Posted by Julia Wasson

Nov 2, 2016 3:02:00 PM


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It’s your senior year, and your career as a high school student is coming to a close. Your life is full of exciting and trying times: college visits, entrance exams, admissions applications, and graduation preparations, not to mention your usual coursework and extracurricular activities. You’ll also be experiencing a lot of “lasts” — last homecoming, last prom, last game — all of which remind you that there are emotional preparations to make before moving on to college. It is a good idea to take some time during these final few months of high school to prepare your mind for leaving the nest.

We've compiled a list of 10 ways to wisely get your affairs in order. Organizing and simplifying will make the whole process easier. Don't stress about doing them all at once — prioritize and do the ones that matter most, first.

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Topics: college transition,, college prep


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