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Tips for College Essay Writers

Tips for College Essay Writers

Jane Hirschhorn offers practical tips for moving through the college essay writing process with ease and confidence.

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Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Explaining a student’s extracurricular activities is an integral part of the holistic admissions process at U.S. universities. Here's what you need to know.

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College Admissions in the U.K. for U.S. Families: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

College Admissions in the U.K. for U.S. Families: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

LifeLaunchr coach Amy Garrou and Venkates Swaminathan's webinar, which walked families through what you need to know to apply for college admissions in the U.K, is an invaluable resource for parents with rising juniors and seniors, as well as for their teens. Here is the recording.

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How to Make Sense of College Rankings

How to Make Sense of College Rankings

Each September, the week the vaunted U.S. News and World Report college rankings come out, you'll find parents looking over them anxiously. For many universities as well, these rankings are critical, since universities vie for top spots on this widely-publicized evaluation of their quality. For parents and students, the report adds to the complexity of decision-making about college. Here are tips on how to think about college rankings.

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Five Reasons to Work With a College Admissions Coach

Five Reasons to Work With a College Admissions Coach

A great college admissions coach can help reduce the stresses of applying to college and make the process much easier to navigate.

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13 Insider Tips From College Admissions Counselors

13 Insider Tips From College Admissions Counselors

College is a consequential decision, and the admissions process can be complex and stressful. To give families a head start, we at LifeLaunchr compiled this selection of insider tips from college admissions counselors in the country – people who have helped thousands of students find and get into great-fit schools.

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Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 2

Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 2

It's the time of year when students have just picked the colleges they will attend, and when many are preparing for AP Tests. In the students we work with, we see the effects of college admissions stress every day.
Much of this stress is driven by parents who, out of the best of motivations, want to give their child the best. But the lessons students learn in the process can be harmful, not just to their college plans, but to their life.
So prioritize early, and prioritize often, to reduce college admissions stress. Here's how.

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Learn to Write Engaging College Application Essays!

Learn to Write Engaging College Application Essays!

Join our exclusive webinar and master the art of crafting compelling college application essays that set you apart!

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