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Admissions Angsters
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Admissions Angsters

My post today is aimed more at parents of high school juniors and sophomores. For the most part, parents of seniors are over the …

College Visits for High School Juniors
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College Visits for High School Juniors

As the first day of spring arrives, anxious high school seniors hold their breath and await the verdicts from the colleges to whi…

Will Missing Campus Visit Penalize Vassar Applicant from CA?
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Will Missing Campus Visit Penalize Vassar Applicant from CA?

Question: My son lives in California and was going to attend the last open house at Vassar College in November. For various reaso…

Campus Visit Tips When Tours Won't Fit
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Campus Visit Tips When Tours Won't Fit

Question: We are taking a trip through the mid-west to visit several schools of interest to my son. While we've successfully sch…

Which Summer Program for Strong Rising Senior?
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Which Summer Program for Strong Rising Senior?

Question: My daughter already attended THINK, CTD at Northwestern U. and a volunteer service abroad program for eight weeks. What…

Will My "Under-the-Radar" Campus Visit Hurt Admission Chances?
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Will My "Under-the-Radar" Campus Visit Hurt Admission Chances?

Question: I'm a high school junior. Last week I visited a college, which is about an hour from home and which may be my first cho…

Summer Visits to College Campuses: Worth the Gas?
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Summer Visits to College Campuses: Worth the Gas?

Question: I'll be a high school senior in September, and my family is planning a college-visit trip for mid-August when my day ca…

What is the "Cluster Effect"?
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What is the "Cluster Effect"?

Question: What is the "Cluster Effect"? How about "stretch" and "safety" schools?

Most well-informed high school seniors know tha…

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