College Admissions Academy

A free 13 lesson series designed to help you conquer the college admissions process

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    Lesson 1: An Overview

    There's a ton that students need to do to apply to college. Here we break everything down into manageable pieces.

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    Lesson 2: Extracurriculars

    Find out what types of extracurriculars students should consider, as well as how extracurriculars can boost college applications.

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    Lesson 3: Choosing Classes

    How much does taking AP or IB classes help a college application, and how many classes should students take? That and more answered here.

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    Lesson 4: When to Take the SAT/ACT

    Learn when the best time is to take standardized tests, as well as how many times students should take them and when to start prepping.

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    Lesson 5: Choosing Schools

    There are thousands of universities and colleges out there to choose from. Katie from Admitster explains about what students should consider when picking out the ones to apply to.

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    Lesson 6: SAT vs ACT

    The age old question - should your teen take the SAT or ACT? We'll answer that question here.

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    Lesson 7: Visiting Schools

    Visiting a school can be a great way to get a feel for what it could be like to attend. Sujoy from VisitDays shares some tips on how to make the most out of the visit.

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    Lesson 8: Showing Interest

    Sarish from Admissionado explains why it's important to show interest in schools and how students can do so.

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    Lesson 9: Financial Aid

    Peg from Way to the Quad gives a breakdown of all of the components of financial aid and an idea of how to navigate this process.

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    Lesson 10: Early Action/Early Decision

    Find out what the difference is between the two, and learn about if students should bother applying EA or ED to any schools.

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    Lesson 11: Essays

    Essays can give admissions insight into who students are outside of numbers. Here we have tips on how students can write killer essays.

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    Lesson 12: Recommendations

    Read about how many recommendations students should get, from whom, and how to do so.

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    Lesson 13: Interviews

    We'll discuss what to expect, what to wear, what to ask, and more in this guide to college interviews.

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