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College Essays

Five Ways to Go Wrong in College Essays
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By Kevin McMullin
July 28, 2021 | 3 minute read

Editor’s note: For students looking to get ahead with college essays this summer, we’re bringing back some of our favorite (and best) advice on the topic from our founder Kevin McMullin....

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College Research

Don't Be Afraid of the Arts
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By Liz Gyori
July 21, 2021 | 3 minute read

Author’s Note: Although this post targets parents, my hope is that anyone who works with parents and students may find this blog useful and shareable. Students: have you talked with your...

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College Applications

Applying to College This Fall? Make Sure You're Running the Right Race
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By Kevin McMullin
July 14, 2021 | 2 minute read

If you’re a senior preparing to apply to college this fall, you’ve probably been advised, nudged, or even nagged to “work on your applications over the summer.” It’s good advice. We’ve...

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College Research

Campus Resources for LGBTQ+ Students: A Deeper Dive
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By Anita Gajula
July 7, 2021 | 5 minute read

Editor’s note: if you’re just beginning your college search and are wondering how LGBTQ+ friendly a college campus might be, start by reading this blog post. There, we cover what tools...

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Choosing a College

An Open-Minded College Search
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By Meredith Graham
June 30, 2021 | 5 minute read

A few years ago, I was working with a student on building his college list. He said his ideal college was a large university in a mid-sized or large city with a strong engineering...

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College Applications

You *Can* Sit With Us: A Mean Girls Approach to the College Application Process
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By Sam Joustra
June 23, 2021 | 6 minute read

The Mean Girls movie just celebrated its 17th birthday on April 30th, and it’s going off to college this fall like many of you. (In other news, I feel OLD.) This is one of my all-time...

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