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Volume 11, Issue 2

Why Students Should Get a Head Start Planning Summer Activities

It may be the start of the spring semester, but summer will be here before you know it – and students will need to have a plan for how to spend the summer months (that doesn’t include Netflix). Now is the time for parents and students to start planning productive summer activities that will stand out when it comes time to apply to college.

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The Benefits of Test Prep: Getting Into Your Top-Choice College

With many students juggling schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and other commitments, it’s easy for some to put off the SAT or ACT and hope for a good score the first time around. However, just like with college applications, there’s a lot of preparation and planning that should go into standardized testing. Test prep is a critical piece of the college admissions puzzle, as it can greatly increase students’ chances of acceptance to their top-choice colleges.

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Perfecting Social Media Presence for College Admissions

Each year, more and more of the world’s most talented students compete for the coveted opportunity to receive an Ivy League education. As a result of this intense competition, serious applicants with hard earned credentials now need to further distinguish themselves against other equally qualified peers. As admissions offices continually search for new ways to responsibly distinguish between the “best of the best,” social media’s role has grown in importance.

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Dr. Kat’s List: 5 Colleges for Future Leaders

What makes a great leader? Is someone born a leader, or can such skills be learned and cultivated? Each February on President’s Day, we honor great leaders throughout the history of the United States. Many of those we honor earned their degrees at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Today, other institutions aim to shape the next generation of great leaders – whether they lead in public office or in the private sector – through specialized programs that expose students to a variety of local, national, and international experiences. In honor of Presidents’ Day, here are Dr. Kat’s five colleges for future leaders.

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