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Applying: An Overview

Applying to college is often a very a stressful process for most students. However, by being organized and remaining on schedule, you can ease a lot of that anxiety. Here is a general checklist of the essential components that you need in order to apply to college: Transcript: All schools want to know about your grades and your performance ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Finding The Best Fit

There are many factors that contribute to the college application process and one of the most important aspects to begin with, is choosing the right school, among the thousands of universities in the world, that will be the best fit for you. First, you should figure out what it is that you want or like out of a college. For example, the ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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SAT prep and College tours

So Tuesday was my (and the rest of the new kids’) first official SAT prep class of this session, where we met our prep teacher, SAT extraordinaire, Patrick Choi. Patrick has been working with the Princeton Review to tutor high schoolers for the last fifteen years, and genuinely loves his job, which made his class almost fun (considering it ...

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Jonathan O.,
New Hampshire
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Abbey Road College Prep Program

So this last Sunday was the first day of the third session of the Abbey Road college prep program. Initially, I was quite nervous, as I had arrived only twenty minutes before all of the participants were supposed to arrive and there was no parking near the Emerson College campus. My family and I managed to arrive at Emerson with time to spare, ...

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Jonathan O.,
New Hampshire
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College Prep: Madison's Journal #2

Journal Entry #2 Night 2: I feared I had began a rather strange sleep pattern waking up for the second night in a row at 2:30 am on the dot. Day 2: I woke up, got ready, ate breakfast, and went to my first SAT prep class with Patrick. I could already tell I was going to love him! He was very helpful, witty and kind. We went over tips and tricks ...

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Madison A.,
Massachusetts
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College Prep: Madison's Journal

Journal: First Entry night 1: Interesting start. I didn’t want my mom to leave at all. She’s my comfort blanket and I didn’t want to let her go!! But once she did I began to settle in, unpack and meet the girls in my suite. Then as I was trying to log in to the wifi my mom called, I thought “already?!?!”. Turns out ...

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Madison A.,
Massachusetts
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College Prep Program: Second Week in Boston

The weekend came just in time! We were all exhausted from staying up late, doing our homework and talking to each other. I needed some down time and finally got a good night’s sleep. The weekend weather was beautiful so my friends and I continued to get to know Boston. We walked around and did some shopping at a nearby mall; ...

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Madison J.,
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College Prep Week 1

I was exhausted after my first full week of classes, but we had so much fun getting to know one another. One of the highlights of the week was going to the Harvard Observatory to watch the super moon on a sophisticated telescope. I’m always open to new ideas, so I thought this would be a great experience – and I was right! The moon ...

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Madison J.,
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College Tours, SAT Prep, & Boston Adventures!

View along the Charles River Esplanade, a short walk from our Boston dorm This Tuesday, our students attended an SAT lecture followed by a tour of Tufts University. The students were eager to learn about the traditions and environment of the university and what it could offer them. Later that night in class, the students learned how to write ...

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Alexis R.,
Tennessee
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Visiting Northeastern University

Today students got a chance to take a tour of Northeastern University here in the heart of Boston! This was one of six college visits that the students have gotten to experience during their time here in Boston, and turned out to be one of their favorites. In their evening classes, students then discussed pros and cons of this school as well as ...

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Northeastern and Boston University

Amid the business of SAT testing and college preparation courses, students have had the chance this week to visit two college campuses: Boston University and Northeastern. Home to the huskies, Northeastern University is a competitive research institution known most for its business and engineering programs. Its extensive co-op program allows ...

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Only a Few Days Left of College Prep, But We're Still Having Fun!

Hello! Everything is going great! I have made good friends, and we are all very close and share a lot. Even though we’re working hard, we have lots of good times. On Saturday, I stayed in, because I got food poisoning… It was terrible! I had to stay at Emerson, and I have to say I was pretty sad about that, because we were visiting ...

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Half-Way Mark: A Photo Journal of College Prep Session 2!

It’s hard for me to believe that we’re already one full week into session 2! We’ve been working and playing hard, and taking full advantage of the great activities and schools that Boston has to offer. The weekend, and the half-way mark for the session, really snuck up on us. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the ...

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College Visits, College Visits, and More College Visits!

We’ve been touring so many colleges, and thus walking so much that I actually feel that my legs are getting toned. I guess I’m not missing my workout then! On Wednesday, we toured Tufts. The campus was beautiful, the architecture was amazing, and the class buildings were arranged in a way that was very practical. They had a specific ...

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Alexis R.,
Tennessee
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Bring on College Preparation Session 2

Hi, The second session of College Preparation started yesterday, and we got to meet everybody during orientation on Sunday (except for those who were getting in late). We all went out to dinner to get to know each other a little. We hurried back to the dorms and went straight to bed because we did not want to be tired to take our SAT practice ...

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Alexis R.,
Tennessee
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More College Tours and Fenway Park to See the Red Sox!

Hi! The last three days have gone by so fast! On Monday we didn’t do anything special, but as usual we had our classes. We visited Emerson College yesterday, and even though we are living on the campus, we had no idea it was that big! At 6pm we left for the Red Sox Game, we were all really excited to go, and we were all wearing our Red ...

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Harvard, the MIT Museum, and Salem to Round Out Week One of College Prep!

We’re halfway through first session; I can’t believe how fast it went by! It’s crazy! On Saturday morning, we had our College Admissions class and then left for Harvard. I was sooooooo excited! I was finally going to visit Harvard, the school of my dreams for as long as I can remember. Needless to say, I was so full of ...

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SAT Prep Visits Harvard and the MIT Museum

Hello again from Boston! We’ve had a busy first week, but the exhaustion has been well worth it. Today we visited Harvard University and took an historic tour of its legendary campus. After a brief pronunciation lesson (“Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd”), we made our way from Harvard Square onto campus. Our students were excited ...

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Alexis R.,
Tennessee
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