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An Introduction

Most of the advice on college admissions is, to use the vernacular, a huge steaming pile. That’s largely because most of the people who spend time offering advice about admissions either a) have no idea what they’re talking about or b) lie.  Another group, maybe the largest, is best served by keeping you in the […]

SAT/ACT Eve

This is it.  In some ways, it feels as if your entire academic career has led up to this moment.  And in other ways, it seems as though this is the gateway to your future.  Regardless, you definitely feel the weight of the occasion.  Indeed, it’s the night before you go toe-to-toe with the fabled […]

Cupcakes Against Considering Race, Gender, Etc. in College Admissions

The Berkeley College Republicans have planned an “Increase Diversity” Bake Sale to raise awareness of SB 185, legislation in California that would allow state schools to consider race, gender, ethnicity and other relevant factors in college admissions decisions. The bake sale will have different pricing based on some of these factors the legislation would allow […]

Parents and the College Application Process

This blog post is provided by the Unigo Expert Network, a group of top education experts from across the U.S. answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school. To have your questions answered visit www.unigo.com/expertquestions “How can parents help students with the college search and application process?”—Vanessa K., […]

College Admissions Myths

This blog post is provided by the Unigo Expert Network, a group of top education experts from across the U.S. answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school. To have your questions answered visit www.unigo.com/expertquestions “In your experience, what are three of the most accepted or exaggerated myths […]