11th Grade

Making the Most of a College Fair

You’ve seen the fliers around school (and to the right): College Fair! All high school students invited! But what is a college fair? Are they even helpful, or are they just confusing and intimidating? A college fair is an event in which representatives from various colleges set up booths and share information about their college…

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You’ve Gotta Visit!

Consistently, when I ask seniors what they wish they’d done differently when it comes to college application season, they say they wish they’d visited more colleges. A college visit is hands down the best way to get an accurate feel of the place. Look at enough websites and college brochures, and they all start to…

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What to Do Each Year: Junior Year

It’s time to get serious! What should you be doing now? Fall: Focus on your grades! This year matters beyond all others. Take an AP/DE class or two if you can manage it successfully (for highly selective colleges, you should consider 3 APs). Start seeking leadership opportunities within your activities. In October: Take the PSAT.…

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