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Enjoy the Ride:  9 Actions Parents Can Take to Survive the College Admission Roller Coaster

Enjoy the Ride: 9 Actions Parents Can Take to Survive the College Admission Roller Coaster

Picture a roller coaster. Not a small, beginner-level one but an epic, change-your-life, go-through-all-the emotions one. Envisio…

Which College Essay Topics Are Taboo?

Which College Essay Topics Are Taboo?

I was told never to write about the three Ds in my college essay: divorce, depression or disease. Which other topics are taboo? I…

College Waitlists Are Longer Than Usual: Here's What Waitlisted Students Need To Know

College Waitlists Are Longer Than Usual: Here's What Waitlisted Students Need To Know

After months of researching, applying and waiting, college-bound high school seniors are hearing back from colleges, but more st…

How Does the Application-Evaluation Process Actually Work?

How Does the Application-Evaluation Process Actually Work?

Can you break down the entire process of what happens to an application after it's received? Whether there are multiple review le…

Your Guide to Going to Graduate School

Your Guide to Going to Graduate School

If you're deciding if and when to go to grad school, there are several factors for you to consider, particularly during a pandemi…

How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?

How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?

Are people picked off the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis? If not, how do colleges decide who gets taken off and when…

Which Colleges Offer the Best Virtual Campus Visits?

Which Colleges Offer the Best Virtual Campus Visits?

Spring is on the way; the season when flowers bloom, the days get longer and warmer, and high school juniors and seniors traditio…

Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

I have a question about test-optional admissions and a gap year. I'm not a good test taker and my pre-ACT was only a 15 (I didn't…
The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

Good news for anyone deferred Early Decision/Early Action: It turns out that Harvard gets enough applicants with perfect GPAs to …

Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

As part of College Confidential's essay series, we're sharing personal essays from students who have already been accepted to col…

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