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Apr 15

The SAT Changes: Explained

By now, you may have heard that The College Board is changing The SAT! Students set to take the exam in the spring of 2016 will be seeing a very different type of test than the one that currently exists. According to The College Board website, the new test will reflect “eight key changes” including …

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Apr 02

Ivy League to Kwasi Enin: We ALL Want You!

Kwasi Enin, a high school senior and first-generation American from Shirley, NY, applied to all eight of the Ivy League colleges and was accepted…to all of them! In an interview with Long Island Newsday, Enin said, “I was hoping to get one or two. Then they all came, and I said, ‘There’s no way.’” But …

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Feb 27

For College Graduates, Those SAT Scores STILL Count

Taking the SAT can be a rite of passage for many high school students eager to apply to competitive colleges. But once these students have submitted their scores to schools, they are more than happy to be done with that often dreaded exam. Acceptance letters arrive, students enroll as college students, and the SAT disappears …

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Feb 25

The Mystery That Is The College Recommendation Letter

When it comes to recommendation letters, most college applicants are left in the dark. While students are required to ask – nicely! – for these formal notes from their teachers, they never actually get to see what is being written about them. But just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t a ton …

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Feb 20

The Common App Changes Are Here To Stay

The Common Application changes are here to stay! This past year, the widely-used application introduced new essay prompts and extended the word count for students’ responses to 650 words. According to the results of a recent survey, “70 percent of member colleges and 90 percent of school counselors approved of the prompts.” Terry Cowdrey, the …

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