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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Senior Calculus for Aspiring Artist?

Question: My daughter’s counselor is insisting she take a math senior year. She has taken advanced math classes since 8th grade (alegebra I, geometry advanced, algebra II advanced, pre-calculus advanced) and has no desire to take another math class that she will not enjoy or use (she wants to get a BFA in visual arts)….

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Is Physics Really Necessary?

Question: Is physics really necessary if my daughter (a high school sophomore)  is better at AP Bio? It’s the only AP she thinks she can do well, and she has no other “rigor”. The counselors say colleges like to see physics but we thought she could take it senior year if really necessary. She is…

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