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Where and When to Apply to Colleges

Where and When to Apply to Colleges
The college application season is one of the most stressful times of the year for students. Navigating college applications, scholarships, and financial aid for the first time is unbelievably confusing. And, if it already wasn’t bad enough, there are several different methods and timelines for applying! It feels impossible to decide what’s best with so many options. That’s why we’re here to lay it all out for you. Where can you apply, and what’s the difference between the application cycles?

What Happened to Admissions Rates This Year?

What Happened to Admissions Rates This Year?
This spring, colleges across the nation have reported shockingly low rates of acceptances from the 2020-2021 application cycle. Ivy League schools, which have long been renowned for their selectivity, plummeted to rates between 3 to 6%. Check out the Crimson's article about Harvard's record low admissions at 3.4% and what decreasing acceptance trends mean for prestigious institutions in the long run...

What Are They Even Saying? How to Conquer Vocabulary on the SAT

What Are They Even Saying? How to Conquer Vocabulary on the SAT
You thought you’d become inured to the phenomenon, but much to your chagrin the pristine test booklet is heckling you again. You don’t know whether to succumb to sleep as your brain tries to process the maelstrom of antediluvian words teeming in front of youor leap out of your seat and abscond haplessly from the room, untouched bubble sheet in hand. Either way, you can hear the death knell ringing in your ears...