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2016 Update: Part 4

Our review continues. This time with posts from July and August. – From July: A Major Decision Excerpts recap: I had no idea in what I wanted to major when I went to college. As I’ve mentioned before, I was in college because I was recruited for my tennis playing abilities (such as they were), ...

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2016 Update: Part 3

Looking back to May and June of 2016, we find these topics with their updates: From May: A Journey Through College Confidential Excerpts recap: The College Confidential site is huge. If you go to its home page, you’ll find all kinds of great incentives on which to click. However, one of the hidden gems resides way down ...

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2016 Update: Part 2

Continuing today with a look back at 2016’s Admit This! topics worth noting and updating. Today: highlights from March and April. From March: Student Loans: Paying The Piper Excerpts recap: Borrowing money from various sources is part of the college process for most college students today. I’ve discussed this topic before here in my blog, noting ...

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2016 Update: Part 1

Well, here we are, just over two weeks before the end of the year. This year, 2016, has been an exciting dozen of months. We’ve seen a number of major events occur, both on and off campus. Of course, some of those happenings off campus have had a major effect for students on campus. The days of ambivalent student ...

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The Importance of College Visits

We’ve discussed college visits quite a bit here over the years. There’s a simple reason for that: it’s a crucial part of the college admissions process. Most people wouldn’t buy a car before taking it for a test drive, even a new one. Most people wouldn’t buy a house without having a home inspection done ...

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College Mythology 101

The annual cycle of college admissions just keeps on turning. Here we are again on the cusp of yet another November 1 Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadline. The gears keep on grinding, year after year. The desire to seek higher education is something that is either born into or instilled into young ...

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College Drinking: One Theory

Party schools. That’s a big concern for many parents. Although there certainly are enough problems with drinking in high school these days, the majority of young people don’t really confront the full force (and hangovers) of serious drinking until they get to college. Speaking of party schools, you might be wondering which schools lead the ...

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Lugging Your Stuff Around School

We’ve explored moving to college, but what about walking around on campus … or even high school? Going from class to class or to the library or dining hall can require a lot of accessories to support your collegiate and high school lifestyle. How do you plan on handling that? I was inspired to write ...

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College Food Rankings

I often wonder if any high school seniors apply to certain colleges because of the great food those schools serve. Conversely, I also ponder whether or not anyone chooses not to apply to a college because the food is reported to be substandard. That’s an an interesting selection criterion. It may also be related to ...

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For-Profit College Marketing

All you rising high school seniors have no doubt been considering your college application options over the summer. Ever since you took the PSAT, you’ve probably been bombarded with email and slick glossy brochures from colleges vying for your attention (and application fees). Ah, the wonderful world of marketing. If you ever watched the multi-award-winning ...

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