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    Nailing the College Application: Tips for Your Teen
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    Choose the Right College: Getting Organized
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    SAT Scores and Pre-Med Programs
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    Applying to College
    Applying to College Help your teen whip those college applications into shape. Get tips on writing a great essay, interviewing at colleges, asking for recommendations, and much more. Find out how to avoid seven deadly application mistakes.These...
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    To determine if your child has a strong chance for acceptance under the early-decision process, carefully study the profiles of students who are accepted. ...
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    How to Motivate the Reluctant College Applicant
    If your child balks at taking the necessary steps toward college admission, there are gentle ways you can motivate her. ...
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    The College Admission Quiz: What Are Colleges Looking For?
    What are colleges looking for in future students? What criteria do colleges use to evaluate applicants? Find out how much you know. ...
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    Colleges Look for Self-Starters
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    Illegal Immigrants and College
    While it isn't against the law for an illegal immigrant to enroll in a university, he or she may face some other difficulties. ...
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    College Admission Advice for a New U.S. Resident
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    Revealing past problems in a personal essay can actually improve the chances of being admitted to college. ...
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    College Admission and Extracurricular Activities
    College admissions decision-makers believe that an applicant's extracurricular activities give them insight into you as an individual. ...
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    11 Tips for Writing the College Essay
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