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Can I Reapply After Early Decision or Early Action Rejection?
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Can I Reapply After Early Decision or Early Action Rejection?

Question: If I apply to a college through Early Decision or Early Action, but I am not accepted, can I apply again through Regula…

Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?
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Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?

Question:

Which SAT exam sets the curve for the year? Someone told me that my daughter should take the December SAT and not take …

Do Colleges Know If You've Applied Early Elsewhere?
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Do Colleges Know If You've Applied Early Elsewhere?

Question:

Do all the other schools know what your early decision/early action school was? Does this play a role in whether to admi…

Early Decision or Early Action? How Do We Choose?
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Early Decision or Early Action? How Do We Choose?

Question: My daughter has a well balanced list of 10 colleges. How do we decide if she applies Early Action or Early Decision? I …

Can an Early Decision Candidate Apply Elsewhere Via Early Action?
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Can an Early Decision Candidate Apply Elsewhere Via Early Action?

Question:

I am applying Early Decision to Rice. Can I apply Early Action to other colleges?

From the Dean:

College admission regulat…

Are Outside-of-School Extracurriculars Sufficient?
Preparing for College

How Many Extracurriculars Do Colleges Want To See?

CC Editors Note:

When it comes to reviewing the activities list portion of the application, admissions committees can seem a bit l…

Early Decision or Early Action?
Applying to College

Early Decision or Early Action?

Question: Why should I consider an Early Decision or Early Action college application? What's the difference?

Your level of d…

Advantages of EARLY Early-Decision Application?
Applying to College

Advantages of EARLY Early-Decision Application?

Question: I'm applying Early Decision to an Ivy League school. Is there any advantage for me to send in the application mate…

Can I Apply Early Twice?
Applying to College

Can I Apply Early Twice?

Question: I am planning on applying early decision to my first-choice college. I will be notified of my status by December 31st. …

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Applying to College

Applying to College With ADHD

My daughter, a rising senior, has just been diagnosed with ADHD. She has taken the SAT three times before this diagnosis, with sc…

Will a 208 Qualify Me for a National Merit Scholarship?
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Will a 208 Qualify Me for a National Merit Scholarship?

Question: I got a 208 on my PSAT. Is that score high enough to qualify me for National Merit Scholarships in Illinois?

As you may …

National Merit Top-Choice Colleges
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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…

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