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November 26th, 2018: Now that you have spent the last few months on too much coffee and not enough sleep as you try feverishly to submit your college applications by the early deadlines all you can do now is WAIT. Here is when you are likely to hear back.

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November 12th, 2018: With early decisions about to be released, standing in the background with this inability to influence the outcome (for most of you) can be excruciating. What’s a parent to do?

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November 12th, 2018: Yes, Thanksgiving is about food, family and football. But, it’s also the last big chunk of time you are likely to have to complete your college applications before December deadlines hit.

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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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