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National Merit Top-Choice Colleges

National Merit Top-Choice Colleges

Question: How should I decide which school to put down for my National Merit first-choice college? Should I name a school where I…

Why Was My Granddaughter's Admission Verdict Reversed?

Why Was My Granddaughter's Admission Verdict Reversed?

Question: My grandaughter was recently accepted for admission to UCSC as a freshman, but approximately 45 days or so after accept…

How Will Suspension for Drinking on School Trip Affect Accepted Student?

How Will Suspension for Drinking on School Trip Affect Accepted Student?

Question: My son has already been accepted to his college of choice. However, very recently on a school trip, he and 11 others w…

Applicant Profiling

Applicant Profiling

High school students often have difficulty putting their best foot forward.  Sometimes this is a matter of modesty.  Sometimes it…

Reaching The College Admissions Finish Line

Reaching The College Admissions Finish Line

I've run a few marathons in my day (back when the Earth's tectonic plates were still trying to decide where to settle). In thinki…

What Honors and Awards Should Go on My Common App?

What Honors and Awards Should Go on My Common App?

Question: I am doing the Common App and had a question. For Honors and Awards, I am not sure what I am supposed to put. When I re…

Last-Minute College Applications

Last-Minute College Applications

Okay, high school seniors. So it's almost December. Are you planning on going to college? If so, here's a dumb question for you: …

Parents: A College Prep Timetable

Parents: A College Prep Timetable

My comments today are primarily for parents, but any students out there are welcome to join the party. With all the issues surrou…

Optimizing Your Recommendations

Optimizing Your Recommendations

Teacher recommendations can make a difference. Frankly, however, the vast majority sound quite a bit the same. After all, few st…

The Common Application

The Common Application

Some of you have already set up your Common Application accounts. But if you haven't done so, you had better get going! Don't put…

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