Princeton University

Getting In: Good News in Fun Ways

So how will your good news arrive? Of course, I’m talking about getting the “You’re in!” message from your first-choice college, or at least most of the colleges to which you applied. Our family had the pleasure of seeing one of the more famous acceptance notifications back in December of 1994 when our son got ...

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Waiting And Waitlists

Post-New Year’s January: Application hangover time. The late-December frenzy to get college applications in before the January 1st deadline isn’t all that unlike the massive crowd in Times Square, New York, waiting for The Ball to do its thing. There’s great anticipation, and for out-of-towners, it may have taken work and sacrifice to get there. ...

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Five Favorite Movies about College

Summertime is a good time to go to the movies. If you’re into mingling with the general public, then head to the mall, where it’s cool and you might even watch one of those 3-D features that makes you jump out of the way of danger. More likely, you’ll stay at home and view feature ...

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More College Rankings

If you’re a high school student, or the parent of a high school student, trying to figure out what colleges might be the best for you or your child to consider, the wonderful world of college rankings may appear to be a good place to start your search for candidates. To see just how daunting  ...

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Students vs. College Professors

Getting excited about going to college and actually being there studying are two different worlds. It’s the old battle between anticipation and the moment of truth. Anticipation can be deceptive because sometimes we tend to idealize situations about which we have little to no experience. For example, we might envision college life to include sitting ...

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