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How can extracurricular activities help your college application?
How can extracurricular activities help your college application?

Student Government. Debate Team. Academic Decathlon. 4-H Club. FIRST Robotics Competition. Seinfeld Club. Extracurricular activities are the cornerstone of the high school experience, and there are many positives about being more involved in your school. It isn’t just a great way to enhance your time in high school by improving your academic and interpersonal skills, but it can also get you scholarships and can certainly pique the interest of college administrators! But if you want to think about what to participate in and how to increase your chances for getting into good colleges, there are some things worth considering.


February 2021 Edition

What books do I recommend reading?
What books do I recommend reading?

In the midst of all the craziness happening around us, sometimes it’s nice to just unwind with a good book and a cup of coffee on the couch. I honestly don’t believe people who claim they aren’t “big-readers”; I just think they haven’t found the right genre or style for them yet. Find what captivates you the most; once you do that, trust me, you’ll have a whole list of books just waiting to be checked out, or even added to your online shopping cart. Here are some of my favorite books at the moment to give you a headstart:

Things No One Else Can Teach Us


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We all know how stressful planning your future can get; sometimes you just have no clue what to do. And that’s ok. As personal and customary as your future is for you, sometimes, it is nice to hear a different perspective. A different viewpoint. A different story.

Admit Guru hears you loud and clear: presenting Pathways to Success. Pathways to Success is a FREE brand-new live-webinar series by Admit Guru where Program Management Intern Nisha Shastry will be interviewing figures from various different fields to give you guys an insight into how these guys made it. We’ll be discussing their…


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It’s college application season, and more and more blog posts are surfacing to help you through the grueling process. This article presents a comprehensive, full guide to the college application process to make it a little bit easier for prospective students this application season.

Create a perfect college list


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Rolling, Early Action, and Regular Decision

2020 has been a year of unprecedented global transformations, no doubt. This, notwithstanding, ought not to be an interruption to you. As a high school student, you may not understand the disappointment one feels when rejected by a college. Most application rejections occur as a result of applying under the wrong application pool. Nevertheless, this is avoidable if you apply for colleges at the perfect time.


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Learning can be fun, learning can be boring, and learning can be difficult; learning means different things to different people — but we must learn to know the unknown beauties of this mysterious world. Whether it be academic study or learning a new topic, it’s very tough to keep pace and develop day by day. Although different people follow different techniques and study better than others, some of them are universally very helpful. I want to share such 5 tips that help me a lot; hopefully, it can help you too. Let’s get started!

1. Do you know your focus span?

No matter how hard you try…


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How to boost your community service during COVID-19

The college application season is at its height right now, and tens of thousands of applicants are trying to come up with a viable list of extracurriculars- including volunteering experience. However, with a deadly global pandemic in full force, it might seem like an impossible task to serve your community without risking your life, or the lives of those around you.

That is why we came up with a list of online volunteering ideas (divided into separate categories) that will be both safe and helpful for society, aside from being madly beneficial for your application form!

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Taking into account offline practices for efficient online interviews

While many of us have been involved in a virtual interview, as either the interviewer or interviewee, these experiences typically have only lasted an hour or less. In light of COVID-19 and the various mandatory guidelines for institutions, they are turning to virtual campus interviews as a means to keep the admissions process moving forward. The virtual college admissions interview presents an opportunity to show off your less-tangible attributes- that certain je ne sais quoi unique to you: your verve, your emotional intelligence, your mature presence.


And why is it important?

The National Merit Scholarship is important for high school juniors.
The National Merit Scholarship is important for high school juniors.

If you have taken or heard of the PSAT, you might have also heard of the National Merit Scholarship. What is this national scholarship, and what relation does it have with the PSAT? Who is eligible for it, and when should applicants take the test?

The Nation Merit Scholarship is awarded to top-scoring high school juniors in the PSAT/NMSQT — the Preliminary SAT or the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Over 1.5 million students take the test each year, out of which 50,000 high scorers are selected, and around $180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students annually.


Getting ready to apply to your dream school? Here are 9 myths about colleges to watch for during the college application process!

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It is application season once again, and millions of prospective students are rigorously preparing to apply to the schools of their dreams.

But this year, things are different due to the global pandemic adding an extra challenge to the already stressful application process. In such trying times, it is even more important to keep the facts straight and not fall into the trap of commonly misleading advice.

Here is a quick list of myths about colleges and college admissions that you should avoid at all costs:

1. Financial aid is only for highly successful students.

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