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High School Students: Stop Cramming!

High school students, especially juniors and seniors, face stress that they have never before experienced: hours of written assignments, a bevy of extracurricular activities, and fairly intensive study schedules for AP courses and accompanying exams. Overwhelmed, students try to figure out how to balance it all. As a result, high school students do not dedicate …

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Merit Awards & Scholarships

This summer, we’ll be debunking some major college admissions myths. Here’s one that all high achieving students should be thinking about: MYTH: If I don’t get financial aid via FAFSA, I’ll never find major funding for college. Incorrect! If you’ve got the grades and “extrapreneurial leadership,” you’ve got the chance! Here is a sample of …

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An Extraordinary Summer

Five Uncommon Ways to Prepare NOW for an Extraordinary College Experience The summer before entering freshman year of college is especially valuable… if you know how to use it. Of course, some of those summer hours might be needed for your job, travel, organizing and shopping for the upcoming most exciting moment of your life. …

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Admissions Made a Mistake

Why do so many college freshmen at our nation’s top universities think they’re imposters? Let me say right away that this is not some new phenomenon; nor is this state of mind sweeping all college freshmen. However, for high achieving students—especially those who gain entrance to the top rung of colleges and universities in the …

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A Vote for Liberal Arts Education

The Intellectual vitality needed for study in the liberal arts develops students who are empathic, deeply searching, enlightened, endlessly creative, and confident in their ability to lead. Liberal arts students have debated, analyzed, and, sometimes, even concurred with writers, thinkers, and leaders from so many fields of study, that they somehow feel emboldened enough to handle …

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A Word About Sour Ivy Grapes

There are many ways to get a fine education in our nation; liberal arts colleges like Reed, Kenyon, St. John’s (Santa Fe or Maryland locations), Bowdoin, Middlebury, or Vassar are tough to beat for individual attention and smaller scholarly classroom experiences with close mentorship. However, because of recent backlash against the selectivity of our Ivy …

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The New SAT: You Have Options

In the spring of 2016, high school juniors and seniors will experience yet another attempt at creating the golden boy of all standardized college tests. Yes, the College Board will be releasing a new SAT. The 2016 SAT will include three sections – evidence-based reading and writing, math, and an optional essay. The point of …