College Admissions

What’s on the ACT? All 5 Sections, Explained

The ACT is designed to assess whether a student is ready for college. When most people think of a test as being part of college applications, they think of the SAT. That’s because until the 1950s, the SAT (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test) had been the only standardized college entrance exam in the U.S. for …

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How 4 College Students Are Meeting Online Learning Challenges Head-On

College students are now well over a month into their fall semesters, and for those whose bedrooms have become their classrooms, it’s been a tough adjustment. But many students have proved resilient. Despite the long list of virtual learning challenges, students are quickly developing online learning strategies to help them make the most of their …

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Can You Really Learn An Instrument Online? 2 Students and a Teacher Share Their Virtual Music Journeys

More people than ever are discovering how to learn an instrument online. It’s been quite the adjustment for those used to playing with others in a shared space, or learning from an instructor via one-on-one lessons. Naturally, there are plenty of challenges to distanced music learning, but there are also some unexpected benefits. We spoke …

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The 5 Things Colleges Want You To Include in Your Admissions Essay

Your college application essays – and you’ll probably write more than a few of them – may be as short as 150 words or up to a few pages. It can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process because it’s the most open-ended. And those words can mean the difference between …

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The 5 Keys to Unlocking A Perfect College Interview

For most applicants, the idea of meeting face-to-face (or even online) with an admissions officer is a scary one. But it doesn’t have to be. With some sound prep and an informed understanding of the process of applying for colleges, you’ll leave a positive, lasting impression with your interviewer. WATCH: Wyzant<5 Wyzant Under Five is …

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5 Things Every College Hopeful Needs to Know About the Common App

The Common App is a one-stop profile that combines all of your education and achievements in one place, so you can apply to multiple colleges all at once. Over 750 colleges and universities — from small private institutions to big state schools — use it. Basically: you used to have to apply over and over …

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Here Are 10 Things You Can Do in A Gap Year…With No Money

Not jumping for joy at the thought of school right now? It’s probably time to consider taking a gap year. While not everyone has the means to backpack across Europe during their gap year, there are alternatives to take a semester off and enjoy a fulfilling gap year with no money. In this post, you’ll …

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Meet 4 Students Who Actually Prefer Their College Classes Online

With campuses closed throughout the country, an unprecedented number of students have begun taking their college classes online. While many of these students are struggling with online learning, some have come to realize they actually enjoy online classes more than traditional learning. To better understand the advantages of virtual learning, we spoke with four students …

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