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University of California Personal Insight Questions: Webinar Recording

LifeLaunchr's webinar on the University of California's Personal Insight Questions explains how to answer each of the eight questions.

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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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Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities for College Admissions

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities for College Admissions

Extracurricular activities are an important part of any college application. When you list these activities on your application, colleges use that to look at whether you’ve shown leadership or taken the initiative. They also use it to look at whether you’ve been involved in an area that is of relevance to your prospective major, or other relevant reasons. Here are some tips on how best to showcase your extracurricular activities for college applications.

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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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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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FREE WEBINAR: Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

FREE WEBINAR: Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Get up-to-date information and resources to stay on track for college admissions amidst the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

How Many College Admissions Essays Will I Have to Write?

How Many College Admissions Essays Will I Have to Write?

As the number of colleges students apply to continues to grow, the number of college admissions essays students have to write goes up as well. If you're a sophomore or junior (or the parent of one) starting to think about college applications, you might be wondering: "How many college admissions essays will I have to write?"

Secrets of Writing a Winning College Essay: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

Secrets of Writing a Winning College Essay: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

A great admissions essay can help you stand out. This webinar by LifeLaunchr coach Jane Hirschhorn tells you how to write a great college essay.

Building Your Brand for College Admissions

Building Your Brand for College Admissions

Brand-building for college is about understanding your strengths and weaknesses and finding a way to express that authentic self in your application.

Nine Tips to Make College Admissions Less Stressful

Nine Tips to Make College Admissions Less Stressful

College admissions doesn't have to be extremely stressful. High school is when students learn about the adult they'll be, and find a good-fit college.

Gap Years: Here’s What You Need to Know

Gap Years: Here’s What You Need to Know

February is Gap Year Exploration Month. Gap years have become increasingly common. Here's what you need to know before getting started.

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