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June 11th, 2018: In my opinion, the Why Paragraph is the most straightforward (and useful) supplemental essay to write in the college application process. However, it is also the supplement that most students seem to get wrong.

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May 29th, 2018: A “Why” paragraph states, specifically, why you believe a particular school is a great fit for you and why you are a great fit for it. It can include any number of attributes including academics, social activities, religious affiliation, teaching

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May 14th, 2018: I have written extensively about the ins and outs of the Why Paragraph. Here’s a quick list of Dos and Don’ts that you can print off and keep next to you as you approach this important essay.

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April 30th, 2018: You have spent countless hours toiling on research papers, endured sleepless nights to study for exams, and experienced the gut-wrenching anxiety of standardized tests.

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April 2nd, 2018: If you are a recruited athlete, chances are you will be invited to a group visit day. These campus visits are designed to introduce you to the coaching staff, tour the campus and athletic facilities and meet other student-athletes.

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March 19th, 2018: How to Get Honest Answers from College Admissions Staff As we get into the season of college fairs and campus visits, you will undoubtedly come across your fair share of college admissions officers. Remember that these people are not just arbiters of who

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March 5th, 2018: There is no singular activity that can tell you more about a college than a campus visit. Websites, mailers and, even visits from admissions officers are all marketing materials. Their collective goal is to convince you to apply.

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February 19th, 2018: Thinking about your college options should be a time of excitement; but, negotiating your college list with your parents can, in some families, be a source of stress. Yes, you are the one who is going to college; however, in most families

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February 13th, 2018: As we enter the final months of the school year, many families are looking to their spring break holidays as an opportunity to explore college campuses. While the information session, usually led by an admissions officer

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January 9th, 2018: While it’s fun to laugh about the helicopter parents who stress over their child’s pre-school because they believe it make or break chances of getting into a highly selective college, the truth is that effective college admissions strategies start MUC

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