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High School Applying to College

After countless hours of SAT and ACT prep courses, endless drafts of personal essays and tackling the monster that is the Common App, you think you have it all down when it comes to the college admissions process. But then you receive a notice about your admissions interview—now you have to impress someone in person enough to make him or her let you into college. Never fear, collegiettes! We’ve talked to students all around the country as well as Michelle Podbelsek, a college admissions counselor and co-owner of College Counseling Associates, to answer all of your questions about college...
By now, you’ve probably already begun immersing yourself in many of the traditional autumn activities: going to bonfires with friends, hanging out at football games, sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and exploring pumpkin patches. Not only is fall the ideal season to spend quality time outdoors, but it’s also a great opportunity to embark on your college visits. Whether you’re looking to narrow down your list of potential schools, soak in the beauty of the season or just explore a nearby town, we’ve created a list of the campuses with the best fall foliage to help you get started.  1. Sewanee:...
It’s that time of year again when you polish up your college essay, approach teachers for recommendations and get started on that dreaded Common App. Applying to college is a long and complicated (but most definitely rewarding!) experience. Applications often require a number of different elements, which can throw you in different directions when you’re getting ready to apply. One key element of the college application is the recommendation letter – namely, the counselor recommendation letter. Some colleges require them, some recommend them and others don’t even mention them. Generally,...