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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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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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10th Graders: Looking Ahead

Most of my posts here are directed at high school juniors and seniors. Some of my articles target parents and current college students. Not many, however, are aimed at 10th-grade high schoolers. I’d like to address that group today. We live in a society that prepares for Christmas starting in September, just after Labor Day. ...

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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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While You’re Waiting …

… for that “fat” envelope or email. For college-bound seniors, these are the long months — from New Year’s Day until later March. You worked extremely hard last fall and early winter creating your college applications. maybe you started even sooner than that, over the summer, writing your Common Application essay and supplemental statements. It’s ...

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Play-Doh for The Soul

If you’re at all in touch with the college admission scene, you’ll know that this is the week when many colleges come out with their decisions for their Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) applicants. The anticipation level reaches its peak this time every year for all those who have submitted their applications to ...

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Do You Merit Aid?

Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) outcomes will be arriving within several weeks. This is Thanksgiving week and families around the world, especially here in America, are hoping to give thanks for a generous financial aid package that will be arriving either with or shortly following the goods news of getting into a dream ...

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Should You Roll with Rolling Admission?

Many high school seniors right now are targeting November 1. That’s the Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) date for a number of top (a.k.a. “elite”) and some other American colleges and universities. This is putting considerable pressure on ED/EA seniors because we’re over a month into the new school year, classes, and extracurricular ...

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December Jitters

As I write this, paranoid Ivy applicants (the EA/ED/SCEA kind) are on pins and needles awaiting this afternoon’s results from Brown University. Over the coming week, all of the Ivies and some other so-called “elites” will be sending out their good, bad, and “purgatory” (deferred/waitlisted) news to applicants around the globe. I’ve been through this ...

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More about Essays

I thought I would offer some advice to those of you high school seniors who are not sweating the clock for your Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications. As I write this, two days away from November 1, many of you may be scrambling to put the finishing touches on your Common Application ...

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