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InLikeMe Newsletter — February 14, 2013



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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. 

Impressive Candidate vs. Admitted Student

Her story is not unusual — stellar grades, challenging course load, strong SAT scores and recommendations, assortment of activities and community service — applied to a dozen highly-selective institutions (“reach schools”) and was rejected across the board. Adding insult to injury, Bella was also turned down by some of the “likely schools” to which she applied.

15 Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Many people are intimidated by the thought of completing the FAFSA and delay getting started.  That can be a costly mistake because money is often awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


61 Questions for Your College Campus Visit

Asking the right questions while on a college campus visit can help you make the right college choice.

New Essay Prompts Announced for 2013-14 Common Application

The 2013-2014 Common Application, scheduled to launch on August 1, 2013, will include new “personal statement” essay prompts.  The five new prompts were created to enable applicants to tell their unique stories.  Here’s a preview…..

How to Handle a College Admissions Deferral

Most students who apply early-decision (ED) or early-action (EA) dream of receiving an admissions offer in the early application round.

Advice for Acing the College Interview

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

Getting Accepted:  What Colleges Look for in Applicants

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

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.


2012 Florida State University System Admissions Matrix

As part of the annual Admissions Tour, the SUS provides a matrix with helpful admissions-related information pertaining to the various Florida SUS schools. From this post, you can download the 2012 SUS Admissions Tour matrix, which includes key dates and stats.


9 Point Check List After Submitting Your College Application

Some students find themselves in a panic when they learn that components of their application package may not have arrived at the admissions office.


Test Prep: Six Easy Ways to Boost Reading and English Scores

Vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar and usage are core components of the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Whether you have three days, three weeks, three months or three years to prepare, make the most of the time you have.  Consider these opportunities to prepare and improve your scores.

SAT & ACT Prep: Improving Your Math Score

Prepping for the math sections of the SAT and ACT is on the “to do list” of thousands of college bound students.  Finding the right resources to help can be more important than time spent studying.

Fortunately there are many free and low-cost ways to help you reach your SAT / ACT potential.

ILM Newsletter: May 31, 2012

SAT vs. ACT:     Which is Best For Me?

The SAT and ACT are two very different college entrance exams. The SAT is essentially a three-part aptitude test (Reading, Math, Writing) while the ACT is….


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