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Admission Fiction

“Fake news!” Unless you reside on another planet, you’ve no doubt seen, heard, or tried to hide from that phrase sometime within the last year or so. Then there’s that famous Seinfeld episode where Elaine pointedly informs Jerry that her actions were “Fake! Fake! Fake!” The way the weather has been behaving recently in my ...

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Can Daughter Apply Now and Submit Improved Test Scores Post-Deadline?

Question: My daughter scored an 850 on her SAT and 19 on ACT.  The deadline is approaching for early admissions for some colleges.  She is in the process of being tutored for an upcoming SAT in December (which is past the deadline for many early priority applications).  Should she still apply before the deadline and ...

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Apple Trees, Hammocks, and College Prep

I’d like to address high school juniors today, those who are at the end of their 11th-grade year. Some may have already graduated, although at this date it’s a bit early. Those who have graduated (or will soon do so) become so-called “rising seniors.” They will ascend to the highest level of high school student. ...

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Holy Holistics, Batman!

I started a thread on the College Confidential discussion forum entitled “3 Holistic College Admissions Trends to Watch.” It has inspired some spirited parsing among the regulars there. I thought that today’s post might inform those of you unfamiliar with so-called “holistic” admissions about a rather unusual approach used by some colleges to select their ...

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