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With sophomore year coming to an end, you might be anxiously awaiting the start of your junior year. This is often the most academically challenging year of high school, and it can be made even more stressful as the college application process draws near. However, by planning ahead, you can feel confident and prepared at … Continue reading College planning for rising juniors
For families in the midst of the college planning process, the term “liberal arts college” (LAC) is often used to describe a certain grouping of schools. While the term may sound straightforward, it can sometimes be misconstrued. To help, here are five defining characteristics of a liberal arts college experience: Setting. LACs are often distinguished … Continue reading How to define a liberal arts college
The term “holistic review” is thrown around all the time in college admissions. You’ll hear it referenced at virtually every tour and information session that you attend and it is plastered on admission websites. But what does holistic actually mean? Holistic review differs from high school to high school and can mean different things at … Continue reading A peek inside the admissions office: Holistic review
College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more