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While private middle schools often require standardized test scores as part of the application process, these scores are nowhere near as significant a factor in admissions decisions as one might expect. Jeff Knox and John Jones explain why and how to keep those scores in context.

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Researching for private high school admissions requires planning. Demonstrating interest with relevant, specific questions at all events is important, as is preparing students for their interviews.

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College applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those requirements, but what’s often overlooked—due to either carelessness, hastiness, or laziness—are the little details.

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From initial research & test prep to the high school admissions interview, the high school application process is a great opportunity for kids to share responsibility for shaping their future. Handing over the keys can be scary for everyone, but there's plenty of room for both parents and students to be involved.

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English teachers often require students to write college essays as a classroom assignments. Consider a

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This coming Wednesday, May 1, is National College Decision Day. This is the annual deadline by which almost all college applicants must choose an undergraduate school. Here are a few pointers to remember, now that you’ve likely made your decision about college.

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The college admission process can be a long, winding road but an experienced IEC can smooth some of the bumps and make the process a bit easier. Think about it and then make the decision that is right for you.

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Jeff Knox, PrepMatters' Director of Educational Planning, discusses the decision by the University of Chicago to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants.

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Most high schools produce a regular student newspaper. They can come out monthly, quarterly, or once a semester. At some...

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What You Need to Know for College Interviews Demonstrated interest—actions you take that help a college gauge how much you...