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4 ways to prepare for your freshman year of college

As the first day of college draws nearer, here are a few tips to prepare. Orientation This tip is probably the easiest to embrace because for most colleges orientation is mandatory. However, this can be a pivotal couple of days. You get to…
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4 soft skills for college prep

A great blog post by our own college freshman with hints about ways to prepare for college that you might not have thought of. Although many of our Bybee College Prep students are at the end of their high school careers, we thought that our…

College search services and your data

In exchange for that free account, those sites will be selling data associated with the account to colleges. I won't pretend to know all of the information the colleges are asking for, but you can bet there will be a connection between the college information showing up in your mailbox and that online account you set up.

Seniors, now's the time to search for scholarships!

U.S. News found that 67% of college-bound high school students graduating in 2016 took out student loans to pay for college, and students graduating from college in 2016 had on average $37,172 in debt. Most high school students are so focused…
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SAT & ACT Prep can have a huge ROI

Most schools' scholarships are tied to a combination of test scores and class rank or GPA, and the relationship is inversely proportional. GPA continues to be the most important factor in your application, so the higher your GPA the more you can qualify for and the lower your test score has to be to qualify.

5 steps to take to get better letters of recommendation

It's the time of year when high school juniors are starting to look at the long slog between Spring Break and the end of the school year with something between sighing resignation and outright panic. AP and IB exams will take up May with Final…

Can you still get into your dream school if you don't get accepted?

The latest post from our resident high school student. Sydney takes a look at a couple of examples of ways students can get into the school of their choice if they don't get accepted directly. What happens in the not so ideal scenario that…

3 Reasons Seniors Should Feel Relieved When the Application Deadline Hits

January 1st of your senior year, the beginning of the waiting game (oh, and New Year’s Day). For most colleges January first is the deadline to submit applications thus marking the two month countdown (approximately) to the day you find out.…