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From Disadvantaged Background to Elite University

From Disadvantaged Background to Elite University

Question: I come from a low-income Latino family and am currently a freshman in the honors program at the Ohio State University. …

Adoption as an Admission "Hook"

Adoption as an Admission "Hook"

Question: My daughter is adopted. Should she mention it in her applications, and--if so--could this be a "hook" in the college ad…

Weight Loss as Application Essay Topic?

Weight Loss as Application Essay Topic?

Question: I am an 11th grade boy. In my sophomore year I was very overweight. I took control and lost 50 pounds (and still counti…

Journalism Programs for Farsighted Frosh

Journalism Programs for Farsighted Frosh

Question: Are there any good journalism programs in my home state (Ohio)? I am currently in 9th grade, but I already know that I …

Will "Love Letter" Improve Admission Chances?

Will "Love Letter" Improve Admission Chances?

Question: I really want to attend Princeton because of its excellent international relations program and Woodrow Wilson School of…

Application Spelling Snafus

Application Spelling Snafus

Question: After submitting an online application to an Ivy League college, I realized that I made about three spelling errors. On…

Pros and Cons of Disclosing Skipped Grade

Pros and Cons of Disclosing Skipped Grade

Question: My child skipped a grade early on and is now in a highly competitive high school program doing extremely well academica…

Political Views & Admission Chances

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 …

College essay on weakness, not strength?

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…

Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?

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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