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Digging Deep. Determination for the Uphill Climb.

To get results most people don’t, you need to do what most people won’t. We’re closing in on a couple of key ACT exam dates in February. There are some really hard-working students out there who are tired. It’s shaky leg time. It’s mile 20 of a 26.2-mile marathon. It’s that moment when you’ve climbed down into the canyon, and now it’s time to climb back up the other side. It’s time to dig deep. It’s time to do what…

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What’s the deal with the state-mandated ACT exam on February 20?

Here at OnCampus College Planning, we’ve received a number of questions about the state-mandated ACT Exam for public high school juniors in Wisconsin, which will take place on February 20, 2019. Here’s what you need to know. How do I register for the state-mandated ACT exam on February 20? As a parent, you don’t need to do a thing. Unlike all other ACT exam dates, for which you or your student must register online by yourself, the school facilitates registration…

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Championship Habits of Good Students

Does hard work always pay off? Unfortunately not. Just ask University of Alabama Football Head Coach Nick Saban after Monday’s National Championship game versus Clemson. Saban’s Bowl Game record is 14-10. His career coaching record is 232–63–1. Talented athletes helped produce these results. But you won’t hear Saban talk much about talent. He talks mostly about process, discipline and character. It’s hard to argue with how his stats demonstrate that a rigorous process pays off over time. In an academic…

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ACT Scores and Merit Aid Payback Compelling Data

  ACT Scores and Merit Aid Payback. One graphic. Two compelling conclusions. ACT Scores and Merit Aid Conclusion #1: Sometimes one more point on the ACT CAN make a difference. More points = more better. ACT Scores and Merit Aid Conclusion #2: If you’re not already considering schools outside the UW System, maybe you should be. In my view there are a few truly beautiful things in life. Sunsets, rainbows and vast mountain ranges come to mind. Toward the top…

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Liberal Arts Colleges Explained and Thoughts on College Fit

Are you conducting your college search to find the right fit? Recently, US News and World Report ran an article by a reporter named Josh Moody with helpful insights on liberal arts colleges. Read the article here. Below, I offer my perspective on the article, liberal arts colleges and types of colleges in general when it comes to your college search and finding the right fit for you. Moody’s article is honestly one of the best I’ve read regarding liberal…

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