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Guest post by Monica Matthews One of the greatest skills that scholarship judges look for the applicants is leadership.  Unfortunately, many students don’t believe that they are leadership material or have any leadership experience.  This is where it pays to Read more…


Who Needs Recommendation Letters? Letters of recommendation fall into two categories—required and optional.  Schools requiring letters will specify what they want, often one counselor letter and one or more teacher letters. Letters are optional for all other schools, but can Read more…


College Interview Basics:  The Opportunity Some colleges will offer the opportunity to interview on campus or close to your home.  Admissions officers or graduates of the university may do these interviews which are a great way to make a personal Read more…


This week I was driving with my two kids in the car.  My six-year-old son turns to his big sister out of the blue and says, “I have more points that you could ever have on Disney games!” This sounded Read more…


  How many colleges should I apply to? This is an issue of debate in our house. The number of schools a student applies to depends in part on the student, his or her interests, and the competitive nature of the schools Read more…


  My son is applying to a bunch of state schools in Texas, but Texas A&M is his top choice. He is not in the top 10%, so won’t be automatically admitted.   He wants to apply to engineering, but it Read more…

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