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May
18
2015

Social Media Takes You to College

To explore your target schools and the college towns you might want to live in, start with social media! Look at your top-choice universities' Facebook and YouTube profiles, and dig into their webistes!

May
15
2015

LinkedIn: The New Social Media Hotspot for High School

LinkedIn isn’t just for your parents anymore. The professional networking site, which boasts more than 300 million members, has also started to focus on high school students with features like internship and student job boards, a college information databank, and alumni networking.



May
14
2015

Stop Before You Share: 5 Tips for Your Online Presence

As you prep for college, admissions officers are watching. According to a 2014 Kaplan Test Prep survey, 35% of college admissions officers browse social media profiles to learn more about admissions candidates. That means it’s pretty likely that decision-makers at colleges and scholarship-granting organizations are taking a peek at your profiles.



May
11
2015

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your College Visits

Going through the college admissions process? Go on college visits to narrow down your top-choice schools!

May
8
2015

5 Tips for Fighting Senioritis

A touch of senioritis is normal—just don’t let it show up on your college applications! Show college admissions you have what it takes to finish what you started.

May
4
2015

Why Volunteering Matters in College Admissions

Volunteering is one of the best ways you can stand out in the college admissions process. It helps you build your resume, get a scholarship, and get into your dream school...

May
1
2015

Top Tips for a Successful College Interview

A college interview is an important part of the college application process. Here are seven things you can do to win over college admissions officers.

Apr
29
2015

How to Write a College Application Essay

Wondering how to go about writing your college application essay? Here are some college essay dos and don’ts based on what college admissions look for.

Apr
27
2015

How to Ask for a College Recommendation Letter

As you probably already know if you’re in the middle of the college application process, college admissions committees often ask for two or three letters of recommendation from teachers, instructors, guidance counselors, or employers. Follow these simple guidelines to secure the strongest recommendations possible from the people who are the most familiar with you and your academic work.



Apr
23
2015

5 Steps for Filling Out the Common Application

Here are top five things you should know about filling out the Common Application in college admissions, like how to make your college essay stand out.

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