Between volleyball practice, homework, ASB meetings, AND having a social life, I was not particularly interested in spending hours of time each week studying for the SAT, let alone taking the exam altogether. I was a good student, self-motivated,...
From High School to College as a Music Lover: A Bit of Advice by Meghan Davis Mercer, PhD When I was seventeen years old, I had a big decision to make—should I pursue a career in violin performance at a music conservatory or attend a more...
Here are seniors' five most common complaints about writing their personal statements — and our responses: “There’s nothing unique about me.” First of all, that’s just not true. Colleges aren’t only looking for World Champion jugglers who...
1) Do well in school and challenge yourself. Colleges want to accept students who go above and beyond what is required -- so take Honors and AP classes whenever possible, but be sure that you don't overwhelm yourself or burn out. 2) To prepare...

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