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Tips for Fighting the Sophomore Slump

he sophomore slump hits many students hard in a normal year—and this year could be worse than usual due to the added stress of social distancing, remote learning, and general uncertainty. How can you help your teen?

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Tips for Helping Your Teen Make Freshman Year Great

Freshman year is a time of transition, which might take your teen by surprise. How can you help them start high school off on the right foot and make it a successful year?

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How Much Do Colleges Care About Extracurricular Involvement?

Extracurricular involvement is a presumed resume booster that can help set a student apart – but how much? And do all colleges care about it?

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Scholarship Data Every Parent Needs to Know

How do most students receive scholarships? Is it worth the time and effort to apply? Let’s take a look at some data on scholarships that might motivate your teen

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Back-to-School Prep in the Wake of Coronavirus

Normally at the start of summer, parents of high school students seek advice about how to keep their teens on track for college and use summer as an opportunity to prepare for success in the next school year and beyond. After a spring of closed schools and remote learning, this summer, that back-to-school preparation looks a lot different.

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Supporting Your College-Bound Students During the Coronavirus Crisis

Spring is normally an exciting and hectic time for high school students making plans for college. This year, things are a lot different, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting every aspect of daily life and business. 

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