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Author: Mark Montgomery

What Does Test Optional Mean? It Means Take the Tests

What does “test optional” mean in college admissions, and how is it different from “test blind”? How should students and families decide whether to send scores or not? A college admissions consultant clarifies these policies and argues that most colleges still want your test scores–as long as they are really good. So take the tests. And get a really good score.

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Common App Essay: Choose Your Own Topic

Not sure what to write about for your Common Application college essay? Never fear: you can write about virtually anything–as long as your essay contains fundamental elements. Read Mark’s tips here.

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Coalition App Essay Prompts

The Coalition App essay prompts give you a springboard to write a perfect college admissions essay. This article shares tips for writing a winning personal statement for your college application.

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