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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!

5 Qs with Professor Wendy Beattie

Get to know a little more about Wendy Beattie, assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Center. 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?

The Importance of Middle School Extracurriculars

Learn about the many different types of extracurricular activities that are available to middle school students, and how these experiences benefit children in these early years and later through high school and college. 

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.

Merit Scholarships from Colleges

Many colleges award merit aid to entice high-performing students to attend their schools. Find out which factors determine merit scholarships and how these funds are typically awarded.

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.

Summer Research Programs for High School Students

Explore the benefits of pre-college summer research programs and find out how these kinds of experiences can assist in college admissions and future career paths!

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