College Admission

How to Pick the Right College

College touring season is approaching and high school  juniors (and even sophomores!) are starting to narrow down the colleges and universities they will be applying to. With almost 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States, it can be difficult to know how to pick the right one. We have compiled 10 factors to consider when drafting your list, read below to find out more! Majors This is a very important one! If you know…

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College Application Myths

Applying to colleges can be tricky, but if you make sure that you fully understand the process, things will go more smoothly.  Many students believe the following “facts,” but doing these things will lead you down the wrong path. Here are some college application myths you should know about. 1. When applying early, there’s no real difference between early action and early decision.  Early action and early decision applications have similar deadlines, but they are very different. Early…

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KudosWall: An Online Resume for Kids

If you are a parent or have a child in your life, you’ve likely experienced a moment of great pride in one of their achievements. It is also possible that you wished to have a way to somehow record their achievement. KudosWall is just the place to do that. You can start building your child’s online record and make sure it is a positive one. On KudosWall parents can “store pictures, videos, presentations,and documents,” ranging from…

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The Importance of LinkedIn to College Admission

At the height of the social media age which we are in, more high schools are encouraging students to take control of their online personas and ensuring that they present themselves in a professional way. One way many students are going about this is by creating a LinkedIn profile. A simple google search of your full name will reveal your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles, and grant access to your life, as told through pictures…

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Successful Communication with Professors

One of the biggest differences between college professors and high school teachers is that most professors genuinely start treating you as adults. Meetings with professors will feel more like discussions between equals, so it’s important to step up to this new responsibility. Your professor can’t help unless you effectively communicate what you need. Here are some tips for being professional in successful communication with professors. Start talking before problems develop. Too often, students wait until…

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Choosing a College Major

When I was in high school only a few short years ago, it seemed like everyone around me had their whole lives mapped out. They knew exactly where they wanted to go to college, what they wanted to study, where they wanted to be in eighty years…you name it, they already knew it. No one else seemed to have problems with choosing a college major.  Meanwhile, I felt like I had nothing figured out. I…

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Five of the Best Colleges in MA

Did you know that some of the top-ranked universities in the nation are located right here in Massachusetts? Read on to find out more about five of the best colleges in the state. 1. Harvard University  AT A GLANCE Location: Cambridge Tuition: $40,418 Campus: Midsize/city Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and is considered one of the most prestigious in the nation. Its 21,000 students pick…

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Time to Put Together your College Applications

For high school seniors, this time of year is a mixed bag. On one hand, you’re in your last year of high school and are excited for the future. On the other, it’s time to put together your college applications. When it came time for me to apply to colleges, I felt pretty overwhelmed. This was the first time that I was applying for something so important, and hearing colleges constantly talked about by everyone…

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How Parents can Help with the College Application Process

Applying to college can be a frightening and overwhelming task for students to take on, especially those who tend to procrastinate. Many families wonder how parents can help with the college application process to facilitate and ease the anxiety. Look below for some tips on how to help. Make a timeline together: During their junior year of high school, or even sooner sit down with your child and make a timeline. Include things such as when…

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