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Average Soph PSAT Scores

Average Soph PSAT Scores

Question: What are the average PSAT scores for sophomores? How much improvement is normal between sophomore and junior year? My s…

How to Say "No" to Colleges that Said "Yes"

How to Say "No" to Colleges that Said "Yes"

Question: My son was accepted by three colleges, and he has chosen the one he wants to attend. Are there samples somewhere of wha…

Application Essays

Application Essays

I end all my blog entries here with this imperative: "Don't forget to check out all my admissions-related articles and book revie…

Who's Who: Is It Worthwhile?

Who's Who: Is It Worthwhile?

Question: Over the summer, I received an application for my daughter to be in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Sh…

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. …

Should Colleges Know Where Else You've Applied?

Should Colleges Know Where Else You've Applied?

Question: College applications often ask for the names of other colleges to which the student is applying. How do admissions offi…

Early Graduation

Early Graduation

Question: When is it beneficial to graduate early rather than to remain in high school?

Early graduation is typically appropriate …

Tackling Paper College Applications

Tackling Paper College Applications

Question: How does one fill out paper applications? Is a typewriter required? We don't even own one! Is it okay to fill out some …

Will One Bad Grade Damage College Admission Decisions?

Will One Bad Grade Damage College Admission Decisions?

Question: I’ve always had a strong GPA and take top courses. My SAT scores are pretty good, too. Now, however, I’m about to f…

How Political Activism is Viewed by Admission Committees

How Political Activism is Viewed by Admission Committees

Question: I am heavily involved in political activities such as gay rights, feminism, and being against the death penalty. Is it …

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