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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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This column puts the spotlight on Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. By most standards, these schools are tiny (Guilford having about 1,700 undergrads and Earlham only 1,050), and yet they have managed to gain big-time reputations – and deservedly so.

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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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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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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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Founding a student organization is not done on a whim. It takes planning, relationship building, and hard work. When done well, it not only “looks good” for college but also can positively impact your school community for years to come.

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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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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...