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[Video] UCSB – UC Admissions + Personal Insight Questions

Learn all about the UC admissions process in this quick 1-hour webinar, hosted by AJ Sims, UCSB Admissions Counselor. We focus on UC campuses, applications, and the redesigned personal insight questions to help you optimize your application.  

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[Video] 5 Important Aspects of a College Application

As the Director of College Counseling at Milken Community Schools, Ross Mankuta helps hundreds of students each year apply to the top schools across the country. Before you start your application process, here are the 5 most important aspects of a college application: High school performance and class selection ACT/SAT Extracurricular activities and community service… Continue reading

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Helping Students Transition from High School to College

As we enter August and summer winds to an end, the time comes for many students to head to college for the first time. Obviously, this is a big transition and the first time most kids live away from home – and the watchful eye of their parents! While there are individual considerations for each… Continue reading

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[Video] Essay Writing Tips From a UCLA/USC Application Essay Reader

Help your college admissions essay stand out with these writing tips! Jessica Pashkow, application essay reader at UCLA and USC, helps explain what colleges are looking for in these entrance essays. After reading thousands of essays each year, she brings you the info you need to know before you start drafting these statements.  

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[Video] Insider’s Guide to College Admissions Testing

Navigating this labyrinth of college admissions tests can be a confusing and overwhelming undertaking. It’s key for you and your child to understand these tests and how they fit in with the college admissions process. Here’s an overview of the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and APs (with a heavy emphasis on the SAT… Continue reading

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5 Colleges for Students Who Love the Beach

For many students heading off to college, location is a top consideration. If beautiful sandy beaches are on this list of preferred places to study, we have some great choices for you! These colleges are located on one of the coasts and are sure to be a beautiful place to spend the next 4+ years…. Continue reading

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[Video] Myth Busting the College Admissions Universe: Trends From a UCLA College Counseling Instructor

We hear a lot of things on the radio and television about the college admissions process. Unfortunately, many of these statements are simple not true. Ron Schwartz, UCLA College Counseling Instructor, debunks many of these myths and gives straight answers on the entire admissions process.  

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[Video] Highly Selective College Admissions: Insights From Former Admissions Officers

What does it take to get into the most selective colleges and universities in the country? Collegewise counselors, Nandita Gupta and Tara Swoboda (former admission officers at Stanford and USC, respectively), explain how the top schools make decisions from thousands of applicants. Many Ivy League schools saw over 35,000 applicants last year with a less… Continue reading

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[Video] Extracurricular Activities & Community Service: Why Colleges Care

Parents and students often hear that extracurricular activities and community service can help their college applications stand out from others. While this may be true, there is an important formula to the number of activities a student should take on and other aspects to consider. Find out how colleges really think about these activities:  

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[Video] Revolution Prep’s New Semi-Private Tutoring

We are excited to announce semi-private tutoring as a great way to prepare for SAT/ACT/PSAT! These online sessions feature tailored instruction in small groups of just 4 students with unlimited access to our proven preparation platform. Check out schedules and pricing!

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