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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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The College Application Process

The College Application Process is not as difficult as it might seem. These suggestions can help guide you. Collect information about colleges  You can gather information from a lot of sources to begin your search. College catalogs, information bulletins or videos College representatives Parents, students and alumni School counselors and teachers College websites and Internet searches Directories and computerized information systems Professionals in the field College planning section of your ACT score report Your high…

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Preparing for the SAT

I’ve been out of high school for a few years now, and even now I’m watching my younger friends prepare for taking the PSAT and the SAT. I’m having flashbacks to participating in after-school clubs and passing by my classmates huddled in corners in the library, reviewing vocabulary flashcards and scouring their prep textbooks for new material to study. Back in high school, I figured I was taking my school work just as seriously as…

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Honing Private School Applications

When your child is applying to private school, their grades and test scores, along with their extracurriculars and letters of recommendation, may seem like the only deciding factors. However, private schools are looking for more than a “perfect student.” Everyone applying to these private schools will have stellar grades and test scores, but private schools are looking for more. They want to admit students who will fill the gaps in their student body in order…

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The Importance of Visiting Private Schools

This time of year, you may be considering private schools for your child’s continued education. There are so many options out there, but it’s important not to go by brand name only. Just because a school is well-known, doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for your child. Many parents get caught up in applying to the most competitive schools because they believe that’s the best way to set their child up for a successful future.…

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