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College Admissions Newsletter – November 20, 2013


College Admissions Newsletter –

November 20, 2013

A Favorite from Hollywood to Hallandale 


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College Planning for High School Juniors

During 11th grade, the college preparation process kicks into high gear.  In addition to building credentials, college-bound juniors should focus on preparing for entrance exams, exploring colleges and learning about student aid.

Beating the Admissions Odds: 11 Tips Every Applicant Should Know

While there’s no getting around the surge in college applications, there are ways for savvy students to improve their chances of admission.

Creating a Blog or Website to Showcase Your Athletic Ability, Passion, Talent or Interest

What do a student athlete, artist, avid reader, theater critic, human-rights advocate, literacy promoter, community service opportunity researcher, book seller and junk food junkie have in common?  They all are high school students using the Internet to present themselves, their business, or their passion.


17 Point Checklist BEFORE Submitting Your College Application

Before you click “SUBMIT”, consider the following checklist and take the time to review your college application very carefully. 

Advice for the College Interview

A college interview is an ideal time to show that you are more than just paper credentials, essays and recommendations.

Recommendations for Recommendations

Many colleges will require two or three recommendations from high school teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or others who know you in an academic, extra-curricular or leadership capacity. 

High School Resume Action Words

The following words can be helpful when describing your extracurricular activities, awards and achievements and volunteer service.

Getting Accepted:  What Colleges Look for in Applicants

Competitive schools have far more qualified applicants than places in the incoming freshman class. As such…


Test Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

One of the biggest challenges students face on college entrance exams is managing their time.   Many students spend valuable test time checking the clock to figure out how much time is left and if they are on pace to finish. 

ACT or SAT?: Choosing the Right Exam For You This Princeton Review book can help you decide based on an assessment of  your strengths, weaknesses and personal test-taking skills.

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