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Should I apply Early Decision?

Should I apply Early Decision?

Some schools, especially the more selective universities, offer a couple of different options when it comes to the admissions cycle. Conventionally, students apply by mid December and hear back from schools sometime in March. However, in recent years more and more students at Ivy league-caliber universities have been admitted under what are called Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA)…

Should I retake the SAT/ACT?

Should I retake the SAT/ACT?

In the several month-long frenzy leading up to submitting your college applications, you might be wondering whether or not you should try to retake standardized tests. There are a few obvious benefits to doing so (the primary one being the potential to get a higher score), but there are some drawbacks as well. Here we walk you through everything you…

What if I can’t pick a major?

What if I can’t pick a major?

To put it simply, don’t stress about picking (and sticking to!) a major before you begin your studies as an undergraduate. Check out our two main reasons below. You’ll probably change your mind. According to some estimates, between 20 and 50 percent of incoming college students are undecided about their course of study, and a whopping 75% change their choice…