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“Do My Senior Grades Matter?”

School Admissions

PrepMatters' Educational Counselor Jeff Knox discusses a question he hears regularly from high school seniors: "do my senior grades matter?"

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PrepMatters has just released the 2018-2019 edition of its Top Colleges Requirements Chart. Having prepared and presented it for a decade or so, it would be easy to look at it and think it’s the “same old, same old” -- but not so. Although the columns have remained largely the same, it nonetheless bears witness to a number of changes in the college admissions scene. Over the years, the most notable change we’ve seen is in the number of colleges and universities that no longer require standardized testing of any kind as a requirement for admission.

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College Cousins: CalTech & MIT

College School Admissions

Two of our country’s most respected institutions of higher learning are familiarly known to us as CalTech (California Institute of Technology) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Both, as their names suggest, have a major focus on all things relating to science and technology – although that isn’t to say that students can’t pursue excellent courses of study in other fields.

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The National College Decision Deadline, quite a few colleges are accepting applications from seniors for the fall of 2018. (You can check out the current list here). So for students who are perhaps late to the game or who just want to further expand their options, it’s good to know that there are excellent options still available.

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Preparing for the College Interview

School Admissions

Prepare with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Remember to express yourself in writing by sharing your resume and writing a thank you note.

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Reduce Stress in Privacy Mode

School Admissions

As you dial down to the nitty-gritty of your application details, switch your approach to privacy mode

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Law students have always come from a variety of backgrounds. The typical incoming class has its fair share of political science and history majors, but it also includes scientists, artists, and business experts, among many others. As diverse as their paths to law school might have been, however, these students always had one thing in common: they all took the LSAT. Not so very long ago, every law school in the US required the LSAT for admission, and none accepted anything else.

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Preparing for College

College Life Skills School Admissions

Many changes are ahead, and one change that is less evident than dorm life is your academic time zone. By zone, I mean your approach to how, when, and what you study

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Without a doubt, your parents, your teachers, and even that chemistry prof uncle can provide great writing guidance. However, getting too much feedback can confuse or even overwhelm you. What happens when two individuals give you suggestions that both make sense to you—but those ideas are a bit different...

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Confused about the differences between ED, EA, REA, and SCEA? Unsure what's best for you? Maureen Delaney guides you through the maze of early applications.