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6 Qs with Professor Bruce Sinclair

Get to know a little more about Bruce Sinclair, Director of Teaching at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

Understanding National Merit Scholarships

National Merit Scholarships are awarded based on PSAT scores, but this year, due to Covid, there are new guidelines for attaining this merit aid through an alternate entry system if you were not able to take the PSAT exam. Are you eligible?

What Will College Look Like in the Fall 2021?

Will college life look more normal this fall? Will vaccines be required for all students returning to campus? Will students still need to wear masks in the classroom? Read more to find out what colleges have planned for the fall of 2021.

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

Test optional admissions policies, more applications, more deferrals from early admissions, and longer waitlists have culminated in a wild admissions season for the Class of 2025. Read more to find out how future applicants should craft a college list.

Colleges Increase Use of Waitlists

How likely are you to be admitted to college off a waitlist, and how can you improve your chances of admission? Here are some tips for being realistic about your admission chances and continuing to demonstrate interest to your top college choices.

Sibling Legacy in College Admissions: Does It Exist?

If your older sibling attends your dream school, will this help you to get in? If twins apply to a college together, will it give them any advantage? Does sibling legacy provide a hook into college admissions?

Rise in Applications at Selective Schools

The pandemic created the perfect storm for college applications to explode at highly-selective schools. What does this mean for the Class of 2025 and what should you do to improve your chances of admission?

Three Tips for Identifying a Summer Service Program

Giving back to one’s community is an important part of personal growth throughout all stages of life, and high school students can benefit greatly from these opportunities.

Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

During this unprecedented pandemic, applying early to colleges has had its challenges. From SAT and ACT test cancellations to the reduced ability to visit colleges in person, early admissions have been different this year. Nevertheless, students have pressed onward and submitted their early apps. Whatever your early admissions outcomes, it ...

Six Tips for Teens to Cope with the Covid Blues

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced new concepts for people around the globe: quarantine, stay-at-home orders, remote learning, virtual events, drive-by birthday celebrations, and the list goes on! With all of the effects of a global pandemic also comes an increased risk to people’s mental health, especially for teens. A recent New ...

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