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Application Verdicts Are In. What’s Next?

Last evening I spent several hours perusing the College Confidential discussion forum. It was the second of two “special” evenings there, and I was observing some of the many CC forum members. The two special evenings are related to the Ivies releasing their respective admission decisions. The first evening happens in mid-December for the Early ...

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The Mount Everest(s) of College Admissions

The allegory goes like this: You’re a high school sophomore or junior, thinking about going to college. You’re a top student and your credentials are superior. Your stats show you to be among the best students in your school. You also have a wonderful array of activities and a crowd of people ready to sing ...

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The College Admissions Casino

I was watching an episode of The Sopranos the other night. It was the one where Tony goes to Las Vegas and gets lucky at a casino. He somehow conflates the recent death of his nephew with his change in gambling fortunes. Odd logic, I thought. After the episode ended, I glanced at my calendar ...

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Examining Enrollment Ethics

With about a week to go here in February of 2018, high school seniors await college verdicts. Some of you fortunate seniors have already made your college enrollment decisions, thanks to the Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) process. Knowing where you’ll be going at this point in high school is comforting. Other college-bound ...

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Your College Application’s “Wellness Exam”

It’s February 1. You may be thinking about Groundhog Day or Valentine’s Day. Colleges, on the other hand, are thinking about how well all you Regular Decision (or deferred Early Action/Decision) applicants have been doing in school since your applications have been submitted. The way the admissions folks keep an eye on you through this ...

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Looking Ahead to College Resources

Some of you high school seniors have already ended your college process. That would be those of you who were accepted Early Decision (ED) last month. Others of you are possibly finished because the goal of being accepted to college has been satisfied through some version of Early Action (EA). You have until May 1st ...

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Q: Are You Worthy? A: Yes!

We’re now past that mid-December period when all the high school seniors’ Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) results have been issued. Every year, there’s good news, bad news, and yet-to-be-decided news. Those three outcomes comprise acceptances, denials (a.k.a. “rejections”), and deferrals. Do you possess one of these? I’d like to address the denied/rejected ...

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Senior Year: January to June

Let’s talk about the final leg of your high school career — that long haul from January to June. Or maybe January to May, if you graduate in May (“January to June,” though, is a better alliteration). From a college admissions perspective, this period of time applies not only to those of you who have ...

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Start Your College Plan Early

We’re about to turn the corner and head into another New Year. This has been a year like no other. That’s a phrase that we hear frequently. Literally, every year is a year like no other because it’s an entirely different year, every year. That seems obvious and almost nonsensical, but the “unlike no other ...

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College Brand Name = Practical Benefits?

Admission results for the current application season have already begun to arrive. Those of you who have applied Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA), with its various monikers, have gotten your good, bad, and delayed news. From the perch on which I sit here at College Confidential, the focus we see tends to prominently ...

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