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college application
Demonstrated Interest

Do You Love Me? Do You Love Me Not?

The 2021-2022 admissions cycle brought with it several surprises. Perhaps, the most stunning was watching some students with lower GPAs gain admission to schools that, historically would have been out of their academic reach, while other, academic high-fliers (valedictorians, perfect...
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Academic Interest

Unpacking the Academic Index

Although Ivy League and highly selective schools have tried to deny the use of a formula to determine admissions outcomes, the truth is that they have been using such a statistical tool as an input to admissions decisions since the...
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Chocolates

College Is Like A Box of Chocolates

A couple of months ago, I had a conversation with a parent of a sophomore who was concerned that her daughter had no idea where she wanted to go to college, what she wanted to study, or how to start...
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Tips And Tricks

5 Easy Tips for a Better College Application Resumé

Fashion legend Carolina Herrera is famous for dressing First Ladies like Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump. Herrera knows a thing or two about helping people stand out for the right reasons. “Attention to detail is of...
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Book Love

Reading Matters

  “Miss, why you makin’ us read this old book? I haven’t read a book since elementary school!” “Miss! Why do we have to read EVERY DAY?!” My inner sigh is profound. Where did we go wrong? When did reading...
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Deferred

I Wasn’t Admitted; I Wasn’t Denied.

I know it’s disappointing to be deferred in the early round but, truly, very few students are. Most are outright rejected.  A deferral is not a “no.”  It’s a “let’s connect at the end of the semester to see where...
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Make This World Better

Making a Global Impact … From Home

While COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out across the US and business are starting to return to normal operations, many non-profits, particularly those that serve people with compromised health, remain closed to volunteers. As a result, students are struggling to find...
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Elon

College Spotlight: Elon University

Elon, derived from the Hebrew word for “oak” is situated on a 656-acre campus, in the town of Elon, NC which is designated as a botanical garden. It has been voted the top college in the nation dedicated to student...
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Sarah Lawrence

College Spotlight: Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence sits on a quaint, 44-acre tract in the city of Yonkers, just north of New York Cit. Originally founded as a women’s college, Sarah Lawrence became co-ed in 1968. Its curriculum is modeled after the...
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Foreign Language Requirements

How Many Years of Foreign Language Do I Really Need?

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure to co-host Parent University with test prep guru, Shane Bybee. The question of “how many years of foreign language must a student really take?” came up, as it always does. In fact,...
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