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Nailing the College Application: Tips for Your Teen

Nailing the College Application: Tips for Your Teen

Competition to get into many schools is tough, and for that reason, you should insist that your teen apply to an intelligent range of schools.

A good guidance counselor can do you and your teen a favor by helping your teen select one school where he is guaranteed to get in. You don't want your teen to find out in May that he has nowhere to go.

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Packing for College: Take It or Leave It

Packing for College: Take It or Leave It

This may seem obvious, but there are really only a few things that you'll need at college – and many things you'll want to bring. If you lucked out with a huge dorm room – yes, we're all envious – you have much more liberty in deciding what goes with you. For the rest of you, one piece of advice: Don't overpack. You'll end up being stuck with stuff you won't use, and it will take up precious space that can help keep you sane.

Regardless of your room size, here are some must-haves, in no particular order:

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Common College Application Mistakes

Common College Application Mistakes

The college admission process can be a scary one, but it doesn't have to be. Armed with good information and a solid plan of action, you can eliminate mistakes that might stifle your options or kill your chances of admission.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Setting College and Career Goals

Setting College and Career Goals

The Future is Closer Than You Think
The wonderful world of full-time employment may seem light-years away to kids, no matter how often adults tell them how quickly the high school and college years fly by.

But today's high school students will be facing a work-world that moves at warp speed. It's not too early for kids to be thinking about where they might be headed professionally, what they want and need from a college education, and how they'll get there.

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High Achievers: What Price Are They Paying?

High Achievers: What Price Are They Paying?

A Harvard Interviewer's Honest Assessment
They come to me with SATs pushing 1600 and more awards than military heroes. The valedictorians. The student leaders. The super-jocks. They are applying to Harvard. They are the children you want your kids to become.

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11 Tips for Writing the College Essay

11 Tips for Writing the College Essay

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

Help Your Child Shine
Sure, you know why your kid is special. Unfortunately, you can't sit down with college admissions people to tell them why your child would make a terrific addition to their school. The college essay is the opportunity for your child to make a statement before the admissions committee. Think of the essay as a stage where your child's personality gets to shine.

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College Recommendations

College Recommendations

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Most selective colleges ask their applicants to submit two recommendations from teachers. These can have an important bearing on your chances -? particularly if they are negative. Here are some guidelines that should help you secure better recommendations:

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