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Guest Post: It’s Okay to Not Know

By Spencer Batute I’m not quite sure how to write one of these personal journey blog posts, as I still don’t feel like I’m at some end goal or vista point that I can look down from and spew some all-seeing knowledge. And I don’t know if I ever will be. But I think that’s …

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The University of California Unveiled Brand New Application Essay Prompts

In Fall 2016, both freshman and transfer applicants to the University of California (UC) will choose from brand new writing prompts when composing the required personal application statements.  After ten years, the UC has retired their previous two essay prompts. With annually record-breaking numbers of applicants—which increases the selectivity in admissions—admissions officers are seeking a fuller understanding …

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The Emotional Side of Applying to College

Most students expect that completing college applications will be a short-term effort, temporarily inconvenient to the rest of their schedule, but generally able to be subsumed within their daily lives.  In reality, the challenge of opening one’s life to analysis, in order to write autobiographical essays required in applications can create an unexpected emotional response, …

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Avoid the Crowds

Although online server crashes are RARE, the slowed access to online college applications can be frustrating. MORAL OF THE STORY: Submit college applications as soon as possible. Related PostsParenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward Guest Post: Is My Nest Going to be Empty? Need Based Financial Aid Explained

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It’s Possible to Sleep In High School AND Be Admitted to College

To be qualified AND competitive for college admissions only feels like this… Cartoon Credit: Andertoons Related PostsInterest: Another Cost of Borrowing Student Loans More College Admissions 101 College Admissions Season is Now Open