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Every week, our experts bring you college insights and application principles to widen your future, inform your choices, and help you get into your dream school.

Last Words of Advice for Parents

This series of posts opened with an exercise aimed at parents, so this post bookends the series with another section directed at parents. All parents want what is best for their children. Thinking about colleges and extracurricular activities is obviously stressful,...

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Advice for Sophomores

Although sophomores have a lot more to juggle than freshmen, they still have some time and freedom to figure out where their passions lie. But by the end of sophomore year—and in time for the summer after sophomore year—students should be ready to commit to certain...

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Free ebook: How to Write the Perfect College Essay

 

Advice for Freshmen (and Middle School Students)

This is my favorite age group to counsel. Freshmen (and younger students) still have their whole future in front of them. With a little foresight and the right advice, they can create an ideal high school experience for themselves, not only in academic terms but also...

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College Admission Scandal and How It Impacts You

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, fifty people were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of college admissions fraud. This scandal involved a diverse range of interested parties, including famous or wealthy parents, standardized test proctors, and athletic...

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Changes & Trends in College Admissions 2000-2019

FLEX College Prep Presents a Free Seminar: Changes & Trends in College Admissions 2000-2019: Two Decades of Rising StandardsFeaturing: Changes & Trends in College Admissions 2000-2019: Two Decades of Rising Standards Universities have sent out acceptances, and...

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Free ebook: What Is Your College Dream?

 

Preparing Students for Competitive Standardized Tests

FLEX College Prep Presents a Free Seminar: Preparing Students for Competitive Standardized Tests   Featuring: Testing Strategies and Where to Find Them | Preparing Students for Competitive Standardized Tests With the summer season approaching, students and...

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An Introductory Exercise for Parents

Parents should take a moment to answer the following questions honestly: Are you seeing the same parents when you go to your kid’s speech and debate tournaments as when you pick up your kid from orchestra rehearsal? Did you sign your son up for that particular Boy...

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