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The College Board and the ACT have released new tables so that you can more accurately compare scores. Find out what you need to know!

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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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Letters of recommendation confirm your strengths and distinguish you from other students. As your teachers talk about you as a whole person, they also offer third-party support for the narrative about yourself that you share in your college essay.

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Get a head start on your college essay with these common application prompts.

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A review of essay prompts can be a great way to prepare for the writing process. A creative prompt may just the spark a fresh perspective or a new insight about yourself. And, this new idea could go on to inspire your main essay, after you’re well rested and ready to start writing your college essay.

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Amherst and Williams are unquestionably two of the finest schools in the U.S., and the top spots in rankings for liberal arts schools that they routinely garner are proof of that claim.

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Your Homework: Digging in the Dirt

School Admissions

Yay, spring! Hey, juniors! How are you doing? I understand that this question from a college counselor can immediately prompt...

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Among cognitive skills, creativity is sometimes looked down upon as being both frivolous and beyond our conscious control. On skeptical...

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Here’s a quiz. Do you know what these acronyms stand for? ASA GSA BSU BAG FLO In high school, you...

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Get in the Flow

College School Admissions

Brains develop by the ways they are used, and repeated experiences create distinct circuits. How then do we exercise our...