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  • Sophomores: Prepare for College Now!
    by Rasha Myers on June 24, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Most students associate Junior and Senior year with college prep, but your Sophomore year is just as important. Here are HelloCollege’s best tips for getting the most out of your Sophomore year – and making the rest of your high school career less bumpy and more successful. Check out our infographic here: Fall/Winter If you The post Sophomores: Prepare for College Now! appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What is Rolling Admissions & Which Schools Accept It?
    by Rasha Myers on June 22, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    You’ve probably heard of the rolling admissions application process. But what can you expect when you apply to a school with rolling admissions? We’ll talk through this topic so you can fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of rolling admissions. What Exactly is Rolling Admissions? Typically, if you employ the standard college application route, you The post What is Rolling Admissions & Which Schools Accept It? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • College Admissions for High School Freshman
    by Rasha Myers on June 13, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    What every high school freshman needs to know about college admissions! Transcript: I think it’s important for families with first-year students to realize that they’re high school freshmen. They’re not going to College tomorrow. So, it’s important to let your students transition successfully into high school before you try to place them in college.  Find The post College Admissions for High School Freshman appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Common App Essays That Worked
    by Rasha Myers on June 8, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Most students don’t know where to start when they begin the first draft of their Common App essay. Of course, students write essays in English classes and other courses. However, a personal statement essay for a college application differs greatly from your standard essay.  In a college application essay, not only must you present your The post Common App Essays That Worked appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • How to Handle Academic Burnout
    by Rasha Myers on June 2, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Between spending hours on homework after school, balancing sports and other extracurriculars, and sometimes even working a part-time job, the demands of high school can be exhausting—leading to a condition called academic burnout.  Academic burnout occurs when students are unable to maintain a healthy balance between their home life and school responsibilities, and the effort The post How to Handle Academic Burnout appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Where Can I Learn More About the SAT Changes?
    by Rasha Myers on May 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    The SAT is a multiple-choice college readiness assessment designed to predict high school students’ college preparedness.”. In addition to grades, extracurriculars, recommendation letters, and personal statements, many colleges look at test results from the SAT (or its competitor exam, the ACT) when making admissions choices.  Nevertheless, there is a growing trend among certain institutions to The post Where Can I Learn More About the SAT Changes? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • What is an Advanced Placement (AP) Class?
    by Rasha Myers on May 13, 2022 at 11:52 am

    If you just started high school or have a student entering high school soon, you might have some questions about Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Some students and parents have heard from teachers, peers, and other parents that AP classes are a great way to get into and save money in the college admissions process.  But The post What is an Advanced Placement (AP) Class? appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • 10 Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety
    by Rasha Myers on May 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Whether it be taking the SAT, ACT, or an everyday school exam, test-taking is never fun. Because exams can influence college admissions decisions or significantly affect your grade, there can be a lot of pressure to perform, especially when. In some cases, test anxiety can be debilitating, causing symptoms like panic attacks, performance anxiety, and The post 10 Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Comparing the Common & Coalition Applications
    by Rasha Myers on April 30, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    If you’re a student applying for college, a parent helping your child through the process, or you work with prospective college students, you’re probably familiar with the Common and Coalition Applications, but you might be wondering which is right for you or your student. To help you choose, let’s go over the similarities and differences The post Comparing the Common & Coalition Applications appeared first on HelloCollege.

  • Preparing for the ACT and SAT
    by Rasha Myers on April 28, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Whether you intend to take the SAT, the ACT – or both – you should prepare. These tests are supposed to test students’ accumulated academic knowledge in order to establish their readiness for college. To get into any reach schools on your college list, you’ll need to do well on these exams. And that requires The post Preparing for the ACT and SAT appeared first on HelloCollege.