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Test-Optional Colleges, Explained
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By Anita Gajula
May 10, 2021 | 8 minute read

What’s the deal with all this new testing stuff? As we all know, COVID brought many changes to 2020, including the admissions process. Many students were not able to take the...

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Advice for Parents

When to let juniors own their college admissions process (hint: it’s now)
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By Patti Miller
May 5, 2021 | 4 minute read

I’m a parent of teens, so I have firsthand knowledge of how difficult it can be to step back and bite your tongue when you feel like things aren’t getting done right. (And maybe don’t...

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Testing/Test Prep

AP Scores, Explained: How AP Tests Are Different This Year
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By Anita Gajula
May 3, 2021 | 7 minute read

How do AP classes work? The Advanced Placement (AP) program began in the 1950s to bridge the gap between high school and college education. Today, there are almost 40 different AP...

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Counseling Asian and Asian American Students and Families
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By Ashley Nieblas, Becky Motta & Sarah Turner
April 28, 2021 | 6 minute read

We talk a lot about “reading the room” here at Collegewise. It’s a marker that usually sets apart what a good versus a great counselor looks like. Building on cultural humility allows...

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Testing/Test Prep

SAT Score Release Dates & Understanding Your Score
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By Stefanie Toye
April 26, 2021 | 9 minute read

How to choose your SAT test date When you will test is often dependent on a variety of factors, and we’ve discussed it in some of our other blogs such as “To test or not to test.” You...

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What Colleges Look For

How to Write an Email to a College Admissions Officer
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By Collegewise Staff
April 22, 2021 | 5 minute read

Today's college applicant is much more likely to email, not call, an admissions officer with a question or request. So it’s important to remember that the person on the receiving end of...

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