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Early College Programs

Lisa visits Mary Baldwin University, home of two early college programs

Early College Programs

High School Transcripts and Recommendations

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It’s important to understand the role your school counselors and teachers have in supporting your college applications. Many colleges require a copy of your transcript sent directly from your high school. In addition, school profiles, counselor recommendations, and teacher recommendations can provide important context… Continue Reading “High School Transcripts and Recommendations”

7 History Related Activities for High School Students

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History Related Activities

Common App Essay Prompts 2022-23

Common App Essay Prompts 2022-23

Are Grades or Course Rigor More Important?

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Grades and Course Rigor Matter

How to Write a “Why Us” College Essay

Why Us?

Service Academy Summer Programs

Military Academy Summer Programs

Learn About FAFSA

Learn about FAFSA and how it can help pay for college

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA opens each year October 1. What does that mean for high school seniors and their parents? Read on to learn about FAFSA, why it matters, and where to get help completing the FAFSA. What… Continue Reading “Learn About FAFSA”

Should You Take the SAT or the ACT?

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Is it better to take the SAT or the ACT? Do some colleges prefer one test over the other? The ACT and SAT are two tests used by colleges to help determine if a student is ready for college level academics. They might also… Continue Reading “Should You Take the SAT or the ACT?”

Space Force Training at the Air Force Academy

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The Space Force became the newest branch of the US military in 2019, and the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) commissions about 100 cadets as Space Force officers each year. This is around 10% of each graduating class. To prepare cadets for future Space… Continue Reading “Space Force Training at the Air Force Academy”

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