Help with Study for Finals

Question: I am an 8th grader and was wondering if you can suggest some Web sites that will help me study for my finals? “The Dean” can’t offer much help without knowing what classes you’re taking and what your curriculum covers. But you may find that the Khan Academy will be  useful. It’s free and…

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Will Admission Officials Google Me?

Question: If you Google my name you will see a Wikipedia article about my life, and the company I started is mentioned in many news reports. Do admission officials search the internet to know about the student? Admission officials do not routinely do Google searches to seek out information about their applicants. But it DOES…

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Are We Too Rich to Afford College?

Question: I believe that my income is outside the range ($400,000) of any need-based aid from any school.  Am I correct?  I know this sounds like a dumb question, but netting $240k after taxes with high living expenses in a major metro area…$60k is a big chunk that is not really affordable without taking at…

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Am I On the Waitlist?

Question: If a college admissions center sent me a letter asking for more time in making a decision about my application does that mean I am wait listed ? “The Dean’” really should see more of the context of your letter before weighing in responsibly. BUT … from what you’ve told me, this does NOT…

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Will My Transcript Arrive Too Late?

Question: I had my naviance account set up this past week and yesterday my counselor had said she’d get my transcripts out before the end of the day. I watched as she requested my transcripts for each school, and ever since then, the transcripts section on naviance still reads “requested”. I emailed her but I…

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