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AP Exam Changes: New Deadlines, Penalties Mean New Pros and Cons for Taking the Tests

The College Board announced some significant AP exam changes effective August 2019, and they’re not minor to your planning or...

What to Put In Your 500 Word College Application Essay

A guest post by Ed Weathers These days, most colleges require that your application essay be no more than 500 words....

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When the FAFSA Isn’t Enough: What Is the CSS Profile?

You hear us talk about the FAFSA a lot on SCV. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

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Weighted or Unweighted GPA: Don’t Freak Out Over the Numbers

During the college admissions process, you might take a long hard look at your transcript. You might notice the “weighted”...

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Move Over, Helicopter Parents: Lawnmower Parents Have Taken Over

Are you a helicopter parent? Do you hover over your child? Well, you’re out of fashion. The helicopter parent has...