Long-Range SAT Planning

My post today is aimed at high school students who are not actively involved in the college application process. That would include freshmen (“freshpersons“?), sophomores, and juniors. I’m going to include parents as part of my intended audience, too, because Moms and Dads need to be aware of certain timetables and specific efforts that are…

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Make ‘Em Laugh!

I’m continuing today with more ideas about college application essays. This  article will expand on one of my favorite topics about which I have written before: humor. As you may recall, one of my favorite college admissions mantras is, “Make an admissions officer smile and you’re halfway home.” My goal here is to show you…

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More about Essays

I thought I would offer some advice to those of you high school seniors who are not sweating the clock for your Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications. As I write this, two days away from November 1, many of you may be scrambling to put the finishing touches on your Common Application…

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Is There A Better Choice Than College?

I realize that the purpose of this blog is to discuss all thing related to college and college admissions. However, I’ve been hearing a lot of discussion lately about the extremely high cost of college and the related miseries of student loan debt. Accordingly, people have asked me if, indeed, the overwhelming majority of high…

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College “Gut” Courses

Ever heard of a college “gut” course? If not, the Urban Dictionary can help you understand what that is: A college course that can be easily passed … “Man, Pizza 101 is such a gut course; there’s no reason for you to fail it.” I’ve always been fascinated by the existence of gut courses. Naturally,…

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