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The Collegewise Difference
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By Collegewise Staff
February 24, 2022 | 8 minute read

Here are a few reasons we’re very proud of our work, results, and philosophy at Collegewise.  1. The work is always personal to us. We understand how much trust you’re extending when you...

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College Applications

Letters of Recommendation: Who to Ask?
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
February 23, 2022 | 7 minute read

Junior year tends to be a fairly busy time for high schoolers, as they balance the competing demands of remaining engaged in extracurricular activities both on- and off-campus, taking on...

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Summer Planning

Setting Up a Successful Summer
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By Christopher Logan
February 16, 2022 | 9 minute read

Editor's note: if you're looking for even more specific guidance on summer programs and what options to consider this summer, make sure tocheck out our Summer Planning guide.

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Testing/Test Prep

Tips to Stay Calm and Be Prepared on Test Day
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By Stefanie Toye
February 14, 2022 | 11 minute read

When you take a standardized test, mental attitude, stamina, and coolness under pressure are important qualities if you want to perform well. In fact, studies have shown that if you panic...

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Life Advice for Teens

Should Students Consider Taking a Gap Year? (Part 2)
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
February 9, 2022 | 4 minute read

My last post on this topic explained gap years and some of the reasons students opt to take them. Here, I’ll explore the differences between two important gap year options: (1) applying to...

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College Research

How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?
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By Anita Gajula
February 7, 2022 | 7 minute read

I recently had the opportunity to watch the documentary, Try Harder. It’s a great conversation starter for issues regarding mental health, the college admissions process, and race. After I...

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