Acceptance

College Admission Results: A Plan B

This time every year, Regular Decision college admission decisions begin to emerge. Early Decision (ED), ED II, and Early Action results have already been issued. Spring decisions are the most numerous and can cause the most anxiety because of their proximity to the May 1 enrollment deadline. My point in this post is to make ...

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Excellent Essays Can Be Easy

Before you start working on your Common Application essay and the associated Common Application supplements that colleges just love to throw your way, you need to start seeing yourself in the proper perspective in regards to being an applicant to your candidate colleges. This stratagem applies even if you’re not aiming for the top, as ...

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Outstanding Colleges for Above-Average Students

Let’s face it; we’re not all valedictorians or 4.0 students. In fact, those of us that hover around a B average are in the majority. Better still, we B students should take heart. According to Village Ventures’ Bo Peabody, writing in Business Insider, “Successful Entrepreneurs Are ‘B’ Students, Not ‘A’ Students.” He goes on to ...

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Our High School Rarely Sends Students to Top Colleges

Question: My child is very highly ranked in her class, has an A+ GPA and good SAT scores. But our high school does not have a history of sending many students to “top colleges.” The school could not provide me with any summary information and does not participate in the Naviance service. Will her high ...

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College Spots Are Still Available

How did the college application process go for you this year? Did you get a nice pile of acceptances along with a few disappointments? That’s the usual outcome for the overwhelming majority of high school seniors who applied to college this year and most other years. However, there is a possibility that things might not ...

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Regarding Thin Envelopes

The dust has pretty much settled on this year’s college admissions season. Of course, there are still some “rolling” admissions schools out there who never seem to establish a hard application deadline, plus there are always those schools who need to fill more spaces in their dorms when they don’t accomplish needed enrollment goals. Those ...

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Which College Acceptance to Accept?

Well, the decisions have arrived. High school seniors across America and the globe have their “fat” and “skinny” envelopes and their good- and bad-news emails. Some even have been consigned to the purgatory of the dreaded waitlist, which in some ways is worse than being denied admission (or “rejected,” as the common parlance goes). But ...

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Will Debt to One College Keep Student Out of Another?

Question: Can you enroll at a different college if you owe another community college money? If you are signing up to take just one class (or maybe even two) at the new college, then it’s very possible that you won’t be asked about your debt to the other. But if you are trying to get ...

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