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10 Ways to Prevent Choosing the Wrong School for Your Child

Choosing the right school for your child can make all the difference in his or her successful academic career. The good news is that there are many options in education beyond the public school down the street today. The bad news is that the abundance of options often leaves parents in a quandary over how to choose the right school for their children. It is important to know what to look for in a school…

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Is Your Child Applying to Private School or College This January? 

It’s important to start connecting with the private schools or colleges that your child is interested in, because schools keep track of the amount of times that you express interest and use this information to help determine admission. It’s a good idea to start early in selecting the list of schools to which you will apply, and to develop a timeline of all due dates and materials required for admission. If your child is applying for private school, this…

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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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Meridian Academy Admissions Information Sessions

Here is some information about Meridian Academy’s open houses and information sessions: “Meridian Academy’s Admissions Information Sessions for the coming fall are: Wednesday, October 26th at 7 – 8:30 PM and Monday, December 19th at 7 – 8:30 PM. For families who want to see things in action, our students will be sharing their learning Wednesday, December 7th for our first trimester Exhibition Evening.” “Meridian Academy is a diverse, project-based secondary school that serves students…

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Letters of Recommendation

Letter of recommendation: How To Ask For It Writing a college letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don’t just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down the hallway. Choose your letter of recommendation writers carefully, and plan out your timing and approach. Most importantly, don’t procrastinate. Ask someone who knows you well When deciding on whom to ask, don’t simply think of those classes in which you have done…

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Selecting Extracurricular Activities

Students can strengthen college applications by exploring a couple of activities and sticking with them through high school — and they will develop skills and interests that may last a lifetime. Selecting extracurricular activities helps to strengthen a student’s high school experience. 1. Choose depth over breadth. Admission officers are more likely to consider an applicant who is deeply and passionately committed to a specific activity, rather than one who is superficially involved in multiple…

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Writing the Admissions Essay

It may be only 500 words, but the admissions essay portion of a college application can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. How you write your personal essay shows the admissions committee why you are different from everybody else. It provides information about you that test scores, grades, and extracurricular pursuits just cannot. You can use the essay to describe a favorite activity, to tell a story about yourself, or even a story about…

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The College Application Glossary

Preparing for the college application process means getting to know new terms and definitions. Reference this glossary to expand your knowledge. Application The application serves the purpose of identifying the student to the college (name, address, high school, etc.), as well as letting the college know something about the student’s personality (personal statement). It is highly recommended that students type their applications although careful printing or neat script is just as presentable. Applying online is…

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Compiling Your College List

These are factors to consider when beginning your college list. Some will be of higher priority to you than others. What is important is figuring out what you care the most about, and then using that to narrow down your options. These are also great questions to think about on campus visits. Admission Requirements What high school courses are required? Are entrance tests required? SAT or ACT? What scores are acceptable? Is a certain grade…

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