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Can You Reapply to a College After Getting Rejected?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 28, 2022 11:00:00 AM

College Admissions

You've been denied admission to your dream college, but is there still hope? Can you reapply to a college after getting rejected? The short answer is, yes! You can reapply to the vast majority of colleges; however, it's often not your best option. In this article, we walk you through what your choices are and how you can make the right one for you.

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What Is USABO? Complete Guide to the USA Biology Olympiad

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 27, 2022 6:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a student with a love for biology? If so, then you should consider participating in the USA Biology Olympiad, or USABO! Nearly 10,000 talented high school students participate in the Biology Olympiad each year, and it’s a great opportunity to build your science skills and your college applications. 

 We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the USABO, including: 

  • What USABO is and who’s eligible to compete
  • The content and topics that USABO covers
  • The benefits of competing in USABO
  • How the USABO competition works
  • Four tips for getting involved in USABO

Let’s get started!

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10 Stellar Fashion Internships for High School Students

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Other High School, Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student interested in pursuing a career in fashion? One of the best ways to stand out in the college admissions process and give yourself the best shot at getting into your top fashion program is to do an internship or take a fashion-related course. However, it can be difficult to know what your options are and which opportunity you should pursue. Also, once you have this great experience under your belt, how can you be sure to impress colleges with it? We go over everything you need to know in this guide, including ten great fashion internships for high school students.

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ACT Registration Dates and Deadlines (2022, 2023)

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 27, 2022 12:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

To ensure you have a solid ACT study plan, you must first familiarize yourself with ACT registration dates. What and when are the most important ACT deadlines? How can knowing these deadlines benefit you as a test taker?

In this article, we go over upcoming ACT registration dates and examine the general patterns of ACT registration deadlines. We also discuss the differences in deadlines for late registration, standby registration, and changes to your test reservation before wrapping up with a look at how you can use ACT deadlines to your advantage.

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Do Online Extracurricular Activities Count for College Applications?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

It can be tough to find extracurricular activities that you love. Fortunately, online extracurricular activities are a popular and easy way to get involved when you can’t participate in person. 

If you’re searching for fun and enriching online extracurricular activities, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll give you all the essential information about online extracurricular activities, including:

  • An explanation of what online extracurricular activities are and how they can benefit students
  • A discussion of how colleges look at online extracurricular activities and online clubs for high school students (free and subscription-based)
  • Eight ideas for online extracurricular activities you can do 
  • Five tips for getting the most out of online extracurriculars

Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

 

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Free ACT Practice Tests: Massive Collection of Online Sources

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Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Jul 26, 2022 10:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

When you're trying to prepare for the ACT, the last thing you want to worry about is finding ACT practice tests. To help make the process a little less stressful for you, we've compiled this huge list of sources for free ACT practice tests and questions.

Not all practice tests are created equal, though. For each test source, I'll talk about how you can use the practice material to best prepare for the ACT.

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Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2023, 2024, and Beyond

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

Future ACT dates are only confirmed a little more than a year in advance, but at PrepScholar, we've researched patterns from previous testing years to predict future ACT test dates.

In this guide, we'll provide the confirmed and likely dates for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.

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Early Decision Deadlines for Every College With ED

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jul 26, 2022 6:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you're applying early decision, then you've already accomplished something pretty rare in the college application process—you know exactly where you want to go to college!

This guide goes over your timeline for applying early decision and provides a comprehensive list of deadlines for all early decision schools. Read on to learn everything you will need to know about applying early decision to your dream school.

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Is Precalculus an AP Class? Expert Guide to the Newest AP

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 26, 2022 4:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you’ve been wondering, “Is Precalc an AP class,” wonder no more! The College Board recently announced that starting in the 2023-24 school year, there will be a new AP Precalculus course that you can take in high school! 

Since the class is new, it can be tough to find information about AP Precalc. But don’t worry, our experts have done the legwork for you and collected everything you need to know about the new AP Precalc class in one place. We’ll cover: 

  • The basics of the AP Precalc class
  • The AP Precalculus curriculum, including major course topics  
  • The final AP Precalculus test format 

Let’s get started!

 

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Printable ACT Practice Tests PDFs: FREE and Official

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jul 26, 2022 2:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

No matter how you prep for the ACT—whether you have a tutor, take a class, or study by yourself—you must get access to official, printable ACT tests. The test below was released by ACT, Inc., and is the exact format you'll see on test day.

In this post, I'll tell you where you can find official, printable ACT practice tests with answer keys. I'll also give you key strategies to help you make big improvements on each practice test.

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Complete Official ACT Practice Tests, Free Links

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jul 26, 2022 12:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

No matter how you prep for the ACT—whether you have a tutor, take a class, or study by yourself—you must get access to official ACT tests. These tests are released by ACT, Inc. and contain real questions given to actual students on previous test dates. These questions have been removed from circulation (so you won't ever see them on a real test), but their quality is second to none when it comes to ACT realism.

In this post, I'll tell you how to find all currently available official ACT practice tests. We'll also discuss how to use these tests to improve your ACT score.

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How to Get a 5 on the AP Biology Exam: 15 Tips and Strategies

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 25, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Biology can be a pretty challenging course. But if you’re planning on majoring in STEM in college, it can give you a head start on your degree…if you make a great score on the AP Bio exam, that is. 

Even though the AP Biology class and exam might be difficult, getting a perfect score is totally possible! We’ll walk you through how to get a 5 on the AP Bio exam, including how to maximize your classroom time, tactics for getting the most out of your study time, and even tips for boosting your test-day performance. 

Ready? Let’s dive in! 

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Which States Require the ACT? Full List and Advice

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Posted by Alex Heimbach | Jul 24, 2022 8:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

In recent years, the number of states that administer the ACT statewide has more than doubled: there are now 13 states that require every junior to take the test and seven more that either require the test in some districts or offer it as a free option for students who wish to take it.

This post explains why these programs exist, which states have them, and how you can take advantage of them if you live in one of these states.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates: Find Your Best 2022-2023 Testing Schedule

You know that you'll have to take the SAT or ACT and do well on it—but figuring out exactly when to take your exam can sometimes feel like the hardest part of the whole testing process. In this guide, we introduce all upcoming SAT and ACT dates for the 2022-2023 testing year and explain what factors you must consider before committing to a test date.

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How to Get a 5 on AP US History: Expert Tips and Tricks

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 22, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It’s no secret that AP US History (also known as APUSH) is a challenging class for tons of students. If you’re one of the many high school students wondering how to get a 5 on APUSH, exam prep time can be stressful. But even though the test is notoriously difficult, it’s 100% possible to get a perfect score

To take some of the stress out of your studying, and to show you how to get a 5 on the APUSH exam, we’ve put together a list of tips and strategies that can help you succeed.

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