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Best Math Summer Programs for High Schoolers 2021
So you’re really good at math and you want to challenge yourself this summer. There are a number of options as to how you might
Best Engineering and Technology Summer Programs for High Schoolers 2021
Engineering, technology and computer science programs are some of the most competitive to apply for as an undergraduate. Read more to find summer programs that
Best Science Research Summer Programs for High Schoolers 2021
Are you itching to get into a lab and learn what science research is all about? Make sure that the programs you’re applying to are
Tips for Cutting College Essays
Are you applying to colleges? Does your essay exceed the word limit? Trim the fluff by following our simple tips for cutting college essays.
How to Start a Club Online
Learn how to not only start an online club but also help it to thrive. Given the number of schools that are currently conducting classes
How to Choose the Right Major
Choosing a major can be stressful, but it’s a critical part of the admissions process. Follow our tips for choosing a major strategically.
The Common App’s New Covid-19 Section
The Common App’s new Covid-19 section invites students to write an optional essay. Should you take advantage of this? What should you write?
What Makes an Extracurricular Activity “Good”?
When filling out the Common App, students are asked to list ten extracurricular activities. But what makes an extracurricular activity “good”?
How to Help Your Senior Apply to Colleges This Summer
Here is a list of strategies for parents of seniors. If you’re wondering how to help your senior apply to colleges this summer, this is
What Should I Write about in the Common App Essay
If you’re like most students, you’re wondering, “What should I write about in the Common App Essay?” This article outlines a strategy to tell your
Researching Colleges from Home
Researching colleges from home is an important way to establish your list and demonstrate interest to admissions officers.
Should I Go Test Optional for College Applications?
Although the coronavirus crisis has brought the idea of “test-optional” to the forefront of people’s attention, the concept is not new. If you are wondering,