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Update #1

See, it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet and I’m already writing an update on college. Look at me! Actually don’t because this is a shit update. 131 more words


Mandatory April 5th SAT for juniors at Illinois public high schools

For many years, the state of Illinois required all 11th graders at Illinois public high schools to take the ACT in the spring.  Juniors did not need to sign up for the test; it was administered to them in school, free of charge, on a weekday morning in April, and they could report the scores to colleges if desired.   401 more words

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Getting Into College

Wow what an on-point article for anyone with students getting ready to apply for college.


General college admissions rates are just that – GENERAL.  The 12% acceptance rate you may be banking on isn’t actually 12%.   925 more words

College Visits - 10 Tips

Leaves are changing color.  A nip is in the night air.  Students are eagerly awaiting some time off. Holidays already? Nope. MEA is in the rear view mirror.   823 more words
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Social media: The ticking bomb– Use social media wisely, keep your profile clean

It was the video nobody saw coming posted from NFL draft prospect Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account minutes prior to the NFL Draft this past April: Tunsil wearing a gas mask and smoking an illegal substance from a bong. 625 more words


Additional information on college applications

Everyone wants to send in a great college application. Most of the questions on the application are straightforward and easy for students to answer. However, there is one part of the application that confuses a lot of students: additional information. 579 more words


How to Write a Compelling College Essay

Hi everyone! This summer turned out to be busier than I thought. As I was preparing my students for the next steps in their academic careers, this blog fell by the wayside. 396 more words

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