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When To Start Planning For College: A Guide

Starting early is key to a stress-free college planning journey. It’s recommended to begin researching colleges and exploring career options as early as 9th grade. This gives you four years to prepare for standardized tests and take relevant courses.

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What Colleges Are Test-Optional for 2023?

More and more colleges are adopting test-optional admissions standards for the 2023 school year. These colleges include Ivy League schools, as well as other well-known institutions. If you’re considering applying to test-optional schools, be sure to review our lists of permanently test-optional and test-optional for 2023 colleges.

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How to Control Your Senioritis Symptoms

Senioritis is the state of “can’t wait to be done with high school” and its impacts vary across individuals. Read on to find out how to detect symptoms of senioritis and how to avoid them in order to finish your senior year strong.

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When College Acceptance Letters Are Sent Out and What to Do While You Wait

College decisions usually come in four batches: Early decisions first, early action second, then early decision two, and finally regular decision. Here’s a timeline of when students should receive their decisions and tips on how to cope in the meantime.

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Being Deferred: What It Means and What Your Next Steps Should Be

A deferral letter is neither a rejection nor acceptance. Take a look at the glass half full and think of it as a second chance to impress the admissions committee. A student is deferred when there isn’t enough information or context to put them through a full acceptance.

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Breaking Down Pre-College Summer Programs

With school deadlines in the clear and an overall feeling of relaxation, you can use this time to invest in yourself and your education by applying for a pre-college summer program.

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