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how to handle college rejection

how to handle college rejection

A rejection is never easy — whether it comes from a friend, a potential employer, or your number one college choice. Here are some ideas to help you work through and overcome the disappointment of being rejected by your college of choice.

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last minute tips to beef up your college application

last minute tips to beef up your college application

Think it's too late to beef up your college application when the deadline is right around the corner? Think again. You may not be able to enroll in more rigorous courses or drastically improve your grades overnight, but you can perform some last minute tips to help enhance that application.

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follow instructions to reduce application errors

follow instructions to reduce application errors

Of the top mistakes most often made on college applications, many can be attributed to not following instructions or working too quickly. The college application will be filled with important paperwork, so it is vital to take time and plan ahead.

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preparing for your college interview

preparing for your college interview

The college interview can be a good opportunity for you to demonstrate your outstanding qualities and to learn more about the college. If you decide to interview with colleges, here are some tips to help you out.

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the x factor in college admissions

the x factor in college admissions

With the increase of applicants applying to college each year, what is going to make an admissions officer take notice of you? Sure, good grades and an impressive SAT/ACT score are definite factors for securing a spot at your top college, but do you have that special something that makes you stand out from the crowd? Check out this guide to understanding the x factor in college admissions.

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writing your college admissions and scholarship essays

writing your college admissions and scholarship essays

Essays are an integral part of the college admissions and scholarship application process. A college admissions or scholarship essay should be personal, intriguing, and well-written. It should have a focus and be specific. It should make you stand out from other applicants. Here are some tips to help you achieve these tasks.

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is early action or early decision right for you?

is early action or early decision right for you?

Early action is the early admission program in which applying early will get you an early answer. It is non-binding. Early decision is similar to early action in that you can apply early and get an early answer from your college about acceptance, but it is binding.

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steps to take when you're waitlisted

steps to take when you're waitlisted

If you are put on a waitlist, you might feel as though you are in college admissions limbo. You aren't accepted, but you aren't denied either. Colleges may use waitlists as a safety net against the unpredictability of enrollment of accepted students. When accepted students decide not to enroll at the school, the college turns to its waitlist. Follow these steps if you've been waitlisted.

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admit me, already! why haven't i received a decision yet?

admit me, already! why haven't i received a decision yet?

Waiting on college admissions decisions can be distressing at best. Why is it taking so long for those decision letters to arrive?

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second semester countdown for seniors

second semester countdown for seniors

For seniors, the second semester of high school is extremely hectic. Be sure to stay organized so you don't miss important deadlines. Here is a list of essentials you must complete as you end your high school career and begin your college journey.

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