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Volume 11, Issue 6

8th Grade College Counseling: Why More Students Are Starting College Prep Earlier

How early is too early to start preparing for the college admissions process? It’s important to let kids be kids, but in the selective admissions process, every move in high school counts – from the first day of freshman year to the last senior year exam. More and more families are beginning the college prep process in the eighth grade, aiming to set their students up for success at the start of high school. But is this a smart move? Yes, it is. Here’s why.

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Summer College Prep Checklist for All Grades

The school year may be coming to a close, but the college admissions process is just revving up for next semester’s high school seniors. While the summer is a good time to recharge, it’s also a great time to get on track for the college admissions process, no matter what grade you’re in.

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Dr. Kat’s List: 5 Colleges For Beach Lovers

Summer is here, and with it comes warm weather and the desire to be beachside. For many college students, beach life isn’t just enjoyed over the summer break – sand and surf can be savored year-round! When building a balanced college list, a major factor that can influence a student’s decision about a school is location. Colleges close to the beach can offer an array of opportunities – from surfing clubs to beach-related majors. For students interested in a beachside school, there are a number of colleges that can offer plenty of sand and sun – some in places you might not expect. Here are Dr. Kat’s top colleges for beach lovers!

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