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College Admissions and College Confidential

The College Confidential site went live August 1, 2001. Over the past decade and a half, CC has become the go-to place for one of the world’s greatest archives of college admissions-related information. It’s all free. One of the most interesting aspects of CC is the discussion forum, where countless high schoolers, parents, grandparents, and ...

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A Journey Through College Confidential

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 at the bottom of that page. Scroll down as far as you can go and click on that tiny link, “Site Map.” ...

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Taking The SAT: How Many Times?

Ask a dozen college admissions counselors how many times you should take the SAT and you could get a dozen different answers. My favorite answer to that question is the always-maddening “It depends.” Beyond that, in general, I have more often than not advised my clients that a three-test maximum seems to work best. Obviously, ...

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Financial Aid Shortfalls

It’s mid-April and college decisions have been rendered. Those of you who have received good news from your “dream” school — Congratulations! For those of you who may have been disappointed by your dream school but received good news from other excellent colleges, congratulations to you, too. For those of you who may have to ...

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