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Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

What is college readiness for middle school students? academics boost demonstrated interest extracurricular activities future planning middle school Sep 26, 2021
Students should casually go to local college visits with parents, make it a fun experience. They should investigate different career pathways at career fairs. They should take assessments to...
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Should You Self-Study for an AP Exam? 5 Key Factors academics boost future planning Sep 26, 2021
Whether or not self-studying is the right approach for you will depend on five key factors.
Should You Self-Study for an AP Exam? 5 Key Factors
Factor 1: Which AP Exam You Want to Self-Study For...
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AP Courses online self-study material academics boost Sep 26, 2021
If you have worked with em, you know I'm a stickler for my students self studying AP classes. Here's a list of free classes on edX that will get you jump started. 
 
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The Forgotten Middle school: : Ensuring Students are on Target for College and Career Readiness by High School academics boost future planning middle school Sep 26, 2021
The process of preparing students to make successful transitions from middle school to high school is just as important as the process of preparing them to make successful transitions from high...
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Advanced Placements (AP) testing! Why bother? Why NOT bother too much either? academics boost future planning Sep 23, 2021
What is the purpose of AP credits?
AP courses give you the experience of an introductory level college or university class while you're in high school. You might also get...
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Freshmen year could decide where you ultimately land up... academics boost extracurricular activities financial planning freshman year Sep 22, 2021
During ninth grade it's important adjust to the new work load and learn how to deal with the social stress that often accompanies high school, but it's also important to remember that...
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Everything about the APs you wanted academics boost application strategy future planning Sep 22, 2021
5 Benefits of Taking AP Classes in High School
  • Prep for college. AP classes can be as challenging as introductory college courses. ...
  • Rise to the top of the pile. ...
  • Strengthen your transcript....
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Impressive grades go beyond APs! academics boost extracurricular activities Sep 22, 2021
When looking to supplement your high school classes with additional coursework, consider options such as local community colleges, reputable online programs, Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Studies...
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5 REASONS TO STILL TAKE THE SAT/ACT academics boost future planning Apr 21, 2021

What does the recent increase in test-optional colleges mean for current high school juniors and other students planning to apply to college in 2021-2022? Will these students get to skip the SAT...

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