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College Cousins: Bucknell and Colgate

College

If a small university would seem to be a good fit for you, then Bucknell and Colgate are two that you will definitely want to consider.

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The key to successfully navigating your upcoming midterms is to go into them with both the right attitude and the right preparation.

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Early Decision & Early Action notifications are beginning to arrive. If you are awaiting a response to your early college applications, here is what you may hear back, what it means, & some next steps you can take.

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Giving Thanks Beyond November

Your family may already have established traditions of sharing gratitude: a heartfelt word, a phone call, a handwritten note. We want to encourage our students to reach out to the individuals who helped get them through the high school admissions process.

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How do I help decide the destiny of my child? PrepMatters’s in house expert, Educational Planner Jeff Knox, has some suggestions for making the most sense of all the high school information you have collected.

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The Last Ride On SSATs & ISEEs

For students taking a December SSAT, ISEE, or HSPT, it is often the last step of a long trek. It’s always important to put your best effort in for the test, but it can be particularly hard when you’re worn out and just holding on for winter break. Here are some final pointers.

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What to say when your family asks you about your college plans? We've got a few options.

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Feel like applying to college is just an endless series of hoops to jump through? Maureen Delaney offers guidance on self-care through the college admissions process.

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In this digital age, there’s a lot that can go wrong in the hands of those who aren’t aware. There’s also so much that goes right in the hands of the prepared. So please, by all means, post your things - your funny, impressive, honest things. Just remember that the internet remembers everything.

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Study Skills to Break the Vicious Cycle

Schoolwork & Studying

Feeling stuck in a cycle of working too hard, not getting enough sleep, and falling behind? Consider the idea that you should be working smarter, not harder. Efficient studying requires you to plan effectively, genuinely engage with the material, and challenge how you’re thinking about what you’re learning. Here are a few ideas for you to incorporate into your own study habits.