The college essay has always been a crucial part of your college application. It’s your shot to show the admissions counselor who you are, outside of test scores and grades. The perfect essay tells schools everything your transcript can’t, and highlights exactly why you’re deserving of admission. Now, in this strange and uncertain time, your…

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Most of the changes that COVID-19 has caused seemed unfathomable a couple of months ago. We certainly never could’ve predicted schools, malls, restaurants – everything! – shutting down completely, with no certain reopening date. Now, there’s yet another, “Is this really happening?” thing to add to that list. Today, the ACT announced it will offer…

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Things are weird right now. Students aren’t going to school, and professionals aren’t going into their places of work. Suddenly we’re all studying and working from home, and it can be really, really hard to carry on with business as usual. A common refrain we’re hearing is, “Does any of the stuff I’m doing actually…

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Coronavirus has thrown so many of our plans into disarray, and it happened quickly. One day you were heading to school like normal, rehearsing for the spring play, making plans for the prom, training for your upcoming softball season. The next day classes were online, and all spring extracurricular events were canceled. Poof. It was…

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Guys… things are nuts right now. Is there even another word for it? Schools are closing, businesses are closing, and staying at home is our new normal for now. We all know #StayingTheFHome is the right, smart, responsible thing to do, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Save your sanity and handle this period…

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There are a lot of things you learn in high school and college that, odds are, you won’t really need to know out in the “real world.” (I’m lookin’ at you, quadratic formula). Obviously it’s important to study up and master these concepts in school, but you probably won’t be labeled a failure if some…

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It’s that time of year! Schools around the country are releasing the results of their Early Decision and Early Action admission rounds. And while we can’t glean everything from the results that have been released so far, it’s always an interesting and enlightening practice to look over the trends, accepted student demographics, and acceptance rates…

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When the school year kicks off in the fall, our hopes are as high as the temperature outdoors. We’ve gotten a good long break from academics, and we come back refreshed and ready to go. Many of us can’t say the same thing about second semester. It’s common to feel, well, over it, procrastinating on…

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