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College Essays

Looking for a Personal Statement Outline?
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By Kevin McMullin
September 20, 2021 | 4 minute read

When a Collegewise counselor brainstorms an essay with one of our students, we present them with a suggested outline to get them started on their first draft. But each outline (and...

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Course Selection

How To Get An IB Diploma
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
September 16, 2021 | 8 minute read

Editor’s note: If you’ve already read our first installment of the IB programme blog post, this post now goes through the nitty gritty of the program. Whether you’re a student or parent...

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Course Selection

What is IB? Making Sense of the IB Diploma Programme
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
September 15, 2021 | 5 minute read

Editor’s note: This is a two-part series to help our readers better understand the IB programme, offered at many high schools both in the US and abroad. We’ll be back next week with even...

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College Essays

How to Write a College Application Essay
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By Kevin McMullin
September 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

The college essay often feels like a treasure hunt where every applicant is searching for an elusive magic formula. I’ll let you off the hook—there isn’t one. If there were one perfect...

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College Applications

The 2021 Common App Guide is Here!
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By Meredith Graham
September 9, 2021 | 3 minute read

Oh hey! It’s that time of year again—it’s time for this year’s update of our Common App guide! Creating this free guide has become an annual tradition for us at Collegewise, and sending...

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Advice for Parents College Applications

Five Application Management Tips for Parents
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By Kevin McMullin
September 8, 2021 | 4 minute read

I spend a lot of time here reminding parents that your most important college-admissions-related job is to be the parent of your applicant. Love your student unconditionally. Remember...

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