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Is 24 Schools Too Many For My College List?​

Is 24 Schools Too Many For My College List?​

My son is working on college applications now. He isn't sure whether he wants to major in communications, psychology, business or…

Which College Essay Topics Are Taboo?

Which College Essay Topics Are Taboo?

I was told never to write about the three Ds in my college essay: divorce, depression or disease. Which other topics are taboo? I…

How Does the Application-Evaluation Process Actually Work?

How Does the Application-Evaluation Process Actually Work?

Can you break down the entire process of what happens to an application after it's received? Whether there are multiple review le…

Should I Send My Enrollment Deposit Before I Receive My Financial Aid Award?

Should I Send My Enrollment Deposit Before I Receive My Financial Aid Award?

I was accepted to my first choice (not a binding acceptance) and would like to send in my deposit to hold my spot. But I haven't …

How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?

How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?

Are people picked off the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis? If not, how do colleges decide who gets taken off and when…

Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

I have a question about test-optional admissions and a gap year. I'm not a good test taker and my pre-ACT was only a 15 (I didn't…
Should I Appeal Stanford Denial With New Test Scores?

Should I Appeal Stanford Denial With New Test Scores?

I was denied from Stanford last week, and I have a question about appealing. I took the ACT this fall, but my scores weren't back…

Long-Range SAT Planning

Long-Range SAT Planning

My post today is aimed at high school students who are not actively involved in the college application process. That would inclu…

Tutoring for PSAT?

Tutoring for PSAT?

Question: My daughter is a sophomore and took the PSAT for the 2nd time - she scored a 1270 this time (up from 1170 in the fall) …

Where To Take SAT's?

Where To Take SAT's?

Question: Can I take the SAT at a different school than the one I attend?

Yes, students commonly take the SAT or ACT at high schoo…

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