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How to get off the College Waitlist – My Real Story
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How to get off the College Waitlist – My Real Story

How to get off the College Waitlist - My Real Story Hope this helps some of you understanding the waitlist process. Website // nicolaschae.com Instagram // instagram.com/nicolaschae Twitter // twitter.com/nicolaschae Subscribe to my mailing list! http://eepurl.com/djqvBL Use my affiliate links to purchase my equipment! My Gear: Sony a7s - http://amzn.to/2Cix9ht Canon 6D Mark II - http://amzn.to/2Brydmp Sony 28mm f2 (Vlogging Lens) - http://amzn.to/2nXsOMo Sigma 35mm f1.4 (Portrait Lens) - http://amzn.to/2Ckc4TN Canon 24-70m f2.8 II (Everyday Lens) - http://amzn.to/2nXBwKt DJI Mavic Pro - http://amzn.to/2Cjm8wk Ikan Beholder DS1 Gimbal - http://amzn.to/2BtLcnT GoPro Hero Session - http://amzn.to/2nXUVei Rode VideoMicro - http://amzn.to/2Cirhox If you’re new t...
COLLEGE APPLICATION 101 (advice, tips, what I wish I knew)
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COLLEGE APPLICATION 101 (advice, tips, what I wish I knew)

COLLEGE APPLICATION 101 (advice, tips, what I wish I knew) Ever since I started this channel, I have received tons and TONS of questions regarding this subject, so I decided to answer as many as I could at the same time by making this video for you guys!! BIG DISCLAIMER: I'm not a college counselor nor am I an admissions officer. These are mostly things that I have heard from professionals involved in the college process, or things that I have researched on my own. Thanks for NOT coming for me!! Here are timestamps for the different topics covered in the video: 2:47 How to navigate high school for middle schoolers/early high schoolers 4:11 What to do about extracurriculars 6:41 SAT/ACT study tips 8:55 Advice for the Common app 12:24 Supplemental essays (check ou...
FAFSA Resources for Students and Professionals
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FAFSA Resources for Students and Professionals

FAFSA Resources for Students and ProfessionalsTwitterFacebookLinkedinemailiStock Last week, the Department of Education wrapped up its four-day virtual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference. The conference mainly serves as an annual training for financial aid professionals who disburse federal aid to students on campus. COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty among students and families, as well as admission and financial aid professionals. Foremost among these uncertainties is the fact that there has been a 15 percent decline in FAFSA submissions from high school seniors nationwide compared with the same time last year. Now, more than ever, students and families need information and support to complete the financial aid process. Some resources highlighted at the conferenc...
A breathtaking shift from autocracy to an open HE system
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A breathtaking shift from autocracy to an open HE system

A breathtaking shift from autocracy to an open HE systemUZBEKISTAN The higher education landscape in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, has been changing rapidly over the past three years. Since the passing of Uzbekistan’s first president, Islam Karimov, in 2016, who had been in power since 1991, the country has seen an about-face under the leadership of his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.Under Mirziyoyev, a swathe of policies aim to transform higher education into what one government minister has called ‘Universities 3.0’. These policies will give universities more autonomy to choose their own leaders and to manage their own affairs through their governing bodies, will give universities greater control over student numbers and course offerings and will liberalise price controls on tuition fees a...
Get the Most Out of ACT Academy Free Test Prep With These 5 Tips
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Get the Most Out of ACT Academy Free Test Prep With These 5 Tips

Get the Most Out of ACT Academy Free Test Prep With These 5 TipsIf you’re looking for ACT prep that provides questions that are just like the real exam, look no further than ACT Academy, a (free!) test prep resource created by the makers of the ACT. If you’ve heard of ACT Academy but aren’t exactly sure how to use it or who it’s a good fit for, this overview of ACT Academy test prep is for you. In this article, we’ll cover all of the following info about ACT Academy: How to use ACT Academy test prep Four things that ACT Academy is good for in terms of test prep Four things that ACT Academy isn’t good for in terms of test prep Five tips for getting the most out of ACT Academy test prep. Let’s begin! What Is ACT Academy Test Prep? ACT Academy is a free, self-guided and self-paced online ...
A New Perspective
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A New Perspective

A New Perspective Twitter Facebook Linkedin email Photo courtesy of Tara Miller I always opt for the window seat. Where else do you get the chance to expand your view of the world, only as the roads, trees, and buildings become smaller? When I fly, that time looking out the window is often when I reflect. It’s also when a song on my playlist might make me cry. Seems to happen more often miles above the earth. Not sure if it’s the cabin air, or the fact that this vantage point allows me time to really listen and hear. These moments of reflection often bring about new ideas. This pandemic has been a time to reflect as well. It has been hard, and at first, I found myself struggling to manage it all. The emails tripled, the online meetings quadrupled, and the workday seemed longer. W...
How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into College
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How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into College

How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into CollegeThe internet is an integral part of most people’s lives nowadays, with every thought being documented online. But how will your social media accounts affect your college applications?Not every school or admissions officer looks at applicants’ social media, but when they do, what you post can absolutely have a positive or negative effect on their perception of you. Lots is written about the negative, and some students (and more parents) are tempted to just take everything down and go dark. It’s no surprise with the rise of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and dozens of other platforms that your social media now plays a role in public image. The question is, how can you leverage it?Clean up the bad.Comb through your social med...
I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?
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I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?

I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?Parents may be watching as your child gets ready to fly the nest, but there’s still more for you to do first!Provide support without taking over.It can be hard for parents to let students take the lead during college applications, but it’s crucial. You can – and should – be a cheerleader for your child, you can offer advice and help, but your role is that of an assistant, not a manager. Your child should take the lead, with you staying at the periphery.Check in to help your child stay on track.It’s a good idea to schedule regular check-ins, whether it be once a week or once a month. Your child can come to you with issues at any time, but regular check-ins allow you to gauge their mental state, any concerns they have, ...