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COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season
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COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

Well, that was awful. 2020 decided to end on-theme with a huge increase in rejections for early applicants.

Here's the chain of ev…

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft
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3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft


You've gone and got yourself a pumpkin. It wasn't easy, but you did it. Now if only you could wave a magic wand to turn it into a…

Studying in the U.S. or Abroad: 6 Differences to Know During The Application Process
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Studying in the U.S. or Abroad: 6 Differences to Know During The Application Process

The majority of colleges in the U.S. expect you to submit some combination of SAT or ACT scores, essays and letters of recommenda…

Podcast Recap: Author Jeff Selingo Shares Essential Admissions Insights
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Podcast Recap: Author Jeff Selingo Shares Essential Admissions Insights

The college admissions process isn't a meritocracy, and involves a fair amount of mystery, which are among the factors that make …

Use This Guide to Create Your RD Application Follow-Up Process
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Use This Guide to Create Your RD Application Follow-Up Process

Sending in your college application is like piloting an airplane after takeoff. You have to make sure that everything is in good …

Insider Interview Provides Details on the Redesigned CC Forums
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Insider Interview Provides Details on the Redesigned CC Forums

As you may have heard, College Confidential is rolling out a redesigned forum experience that will provide visitors with a stream…

Should I Send First-Quarter Senior Grades to Colleges?
Applying to College

Should I Send First-Quarter Senior Grades to Colleges?

I just got my first quarter grades and they're straight A's, which are better grades than I've had in the past. I already submitt…
How to Support Trans Students During the College Application Process
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How to Support Trans Students During the College Application Process

Navigating the college admissions process is challenging for every student, particularly since campus "fit" is such an important …

What Happens When Teacher Recommendations Are Late?
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What Happens When Teacher Recommendations Are Late?

I am starting to panic because my applications are all due this weekend and none of my teachers have sent recommendation letters.…
How Do I List My Activities on the Common Application?
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How Do I List My Activities on the Common Application?

I am filling out my Common App and I don't know which order to list my activities. Do I place them in terms of leadership experie…
The 5 Traits Colleges Look for in Applicants
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The 5 Traits Colleges Look for in Applicants

We already distilled the purpose of college essays into a single phrase: To prove you'll be successful in college and beyond.

Now …

Who Am I Competing Against in College Admissions?
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Who Am I Competing Against in College Admissions?

I am wondering exactly who I am competing against with my college applications. I'm an Asian public school student from Illinois

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