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People often ask independent college counselor Lisa Mader what she would do if it were her son applying to college. Now that she's actually going through the college search process as a parent herself, she is chronicling her experience to provide tips (and laughs) for other parents on the same journey.  
For a busy student who values a good night?s rest (as all students should!), the suggestion that entrepreneurial projects can boost your college application may seem vaguely scary, but think of these as a respite from academic work and an opportunity to try out a new pastime.  
There are a number of ways to elevate your ACT or SAT score. While these exams can seem intimidating and unconquerable at times, they're not impervious to thoughtful preparation. But for your result to jump dramatically, you must accomplish a great deal between exam dates.  
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Follow these academic and social tips for a stellar sophomore year.  
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Although AP coursework can be challenging, you will thank yourself later for having gone the extra mile.