ThinkSTEP Articles & Resources

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Case Study: University of Virginia

An injured athlete discovers his passion for Exercise Science during his rehabilitation

Case Study: UC-Irvine

This student's passion for reading led to a project helping local children at the community library

Case Study: UC-Berkeley

A teen takes a part-time job in construction to not only survive but also learn more about engineering

Case Study: Cornell University

This teen created a project to reduce hotel waste while also helping the poor

The Internal Process of US College Admissions

When preparing to apply to American universities, most parents and students know that universities seek students with both academic and extracurricular accomplishments and awards.

Tags: The Secret Ingredient of College Admissions

A tag means that the applicant is a high priority admissions candidate for the university. Admission rates for tags are typically much higher than the overall admission rate.

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