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Is a 600-Word Common Application Essay Too Long?
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Is a 600-Word Common Application Essay Too Long?

Question: My daughter's Common App essay is about 600 words. It's a good essay, very readable, thoughtful, and fun. But, the ne…

Investment Banking Studies After Flunking Out of Pre-Med Track?
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Investment Banking Studies After Flunking Out of Pre-Med Track?

Question: I flunked out of a college, while being on the pre-med track. I want to get back to college and go in the investment ba…

Famous Female for Essay Topic?
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Famous Female for Essay Topic?

Question: I have to write an essay about an important woman figure for an application supplement. I know that this college takes …

College Essay Tips for "Ordinary Teenager"
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College Essay Tips for "Ordinary Teenager"

Question: It seems like everyone else has something significant to write about in their college essays … the death of a parent or…

Adolescent "Idiocy" and College Application Essay
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Adolescent "Idiocy" and College Application Essay

Question: Adolescent idiocy - how do colleges view that? My 11th grade marks slipped very badly, simply because I was fool enough…

Can Colleges Tell When Students Don't Write Their Own Essays?
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Can Colleges Tell When Students Don't Write Their Own Essays?

Question: Although I browse College Confidential, I have not much glanced at the Essays section until yesterday, and a question p…

College Essay About Misdemeanor Charge?
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College Essay About Misdemeanor Charge?

Question: I'm a good student, active in many extracurriculars, and have maintained a 3.9. However, this past summer I made a poor…

How Will Admission Officials Respond to Essay Plagiarism?
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How Will Admission Officials Respond to Essay Plagiarism?

Question: What are the consequences of plagiarizing a college admissions essay and getting caught? I was just wondering what woul…

College essay on weakness, not strength?
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College essay on weakness, not strength?

Question: I had a HUGE drop in GPA in the second semester of my sophomore year and first quarter of my junior year. The rest of m…

How to Start a Community Service Project
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How to Start a Community Service Project

Question: I understand that college application people like service projects, especially ones that students start themselves. I …

Political Views & Admission Chances
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Political Views & Admission Chances

Question: I am applying to Boston University. One of my English professors wrote me a recommendation in which he briefly talked …

Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?
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Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?

Question: My son has a learning disability in reading and writing--dyslexia. Should he disclose this to colleges when he applies?…

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