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Academics

Is Homeschooling Beneficial? How Does It Affect My Application?

Since the pandemic broke, there has been an uptick in the number of students being homeschooled. For many, it’s a temporary move brought on by the pandemic, and has taken various forms: some (like myself) have opted to bring a tutor into the home; other families have banded together into “pandemic pods” to have their children taught together; and finally, in some cases, parents are teaching their children themselves. 

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For Parents

Student Stories Spotlight

Wondering what it’s really like to work with the Empowerly community? Of course, we think our program is pretty spectacular… but that’s just us. Hear from real students as they reflect on their experiences with Empowerly and advice they have to offer you.

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For Parents

3 Scenarios When College Counselors Are Helpful

As new COVID-safety policies roll out and the future remains uncertain, standard curriculum provided to high schoolers facing college admissions just doesn’t cut it anymore. Getting independent advice for your child in college admissions seems like a must.

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11th Grade

Parents of Juniors: Let’s Talk About The Waitlist

You may be asking yourself, “The waitlist? My student is a junior! Why would I worry about the waitlist?”

While your application season is still months away, that doesn’t mean your college prep should wait until then. In this article, I’ll discuss the specific reasons why thinking about the waitlist when you student is in 11th grade instead of 12th grade can help you through the process.

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Data Trends

How College Admissions Counseling Can Help You Get Into College

Applying for college can be an overwhelming experience, but college admissions counseling can help to simplify the journey. The college application process is complicated; navigating your way through, while dealing with other responsibilities, can be stressful. Lighten the burden on yourself by considering how college admissions counseling can make life easier for you.  

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For Parents

Parents: Why Choose an HBCU?

The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as  “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.” HBCUs have a long legacy of producing successful graduates in all fields, with an active professional alumni network, which is one of the primary draws. In a competitive job market, students know they will have an extensive network within which to search for a job after graduation.

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