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ACT vs SAT

Despite the fact that the ACT and SAT are more similar than ever, key distinctions between the tests still remain. Since colleges don’t really have a preference for one test over the other, high school students should plan to check out both tests before starting extensive prep for either...

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Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day.  It has been a very busy year, and…

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BREAKING NEWS! The Common App has yet again changed its application essay prompts – just in time for the 2017-18…