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6 HS Seniors on What They Wish They’d Known About the Admissions Process
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6 Students With College Application Regrets

The college admissions process can be daunting at times, but you can ease the stress by learning from those who went before you. …

What Happens When Teacher Recommendations Are Late?
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What Happens When Teacher Recommendations Are Late?

I am starting to panic because my applications are all due this weekend and none of my teachers have sent recommendation letters.…
10 Last-Minute Mistakes Every College Applicant Should Avoid Making
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10 Last-Minute Mistakes Every College Applicant Should Avoid Making

College deadlines are quickly approaching, which means many students are scrambling to submit their applications, essays, transcr…

Get Organized With Our Free College Application Tracker
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Get Organized With Our Free College Application Tracker

If you're like most students, you're applying to more than one college, and tracking your applications, rec letters, tr…

College Recommendation Letters: Who, When and How to Ask
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College Recommendation Letters: Who, When and How to Ask

A critical component of most college applications is the recommendation letter. It's the first chance an admissions officer gets …

4 FAQs — With Expert Answers — About Applying to College This Fall
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4 FAQs — With Expert Answers — About Applying to College This Fall

It's no secret that this college admissions cycle is vastly different from any other in recent history. Although there aren't ans…

How Important Are Teacher Recommendations?
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How Important Are Teacher Recommendations?

How important are letters of recommendation in the college admissions process? Will I be at a disadvantage when applying to top c…

Applicant Profiling
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Applicant Profiling

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

Did Late Teacher Recommendations Torpedo Admission Outcomes?
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Did Late Teacher Recommendations Torpedo Admission Outcomes?

My very high stats son (12 APs, 1560 SAT, only two B's) was given bad advice from his school counselor. She told him that recomme…

Admission Officers, HS Counselors Reveal Pet Peeves About Parental Involvement
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Admission Officers, HS Counselors Reveal Pet Peeves About Parental Involvement

The college search involves a lot of people: students, their school counselors, test prep tutors, parents and others. Despite bes…

Should Applicant Correct Small Activity List Mistake?
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Should Applicant Correct Small Activity List Mistake?

On my daughter's Early Action (EA) application, she didn't correctly identify the name of a local organization for which she does…

Should You Consider Working With an Independent College Counselor?
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Should You Consider Working With an Independent College Counselor?

Your school counselor is there every year you're in high school, but many students don't start relying on them until their junior…

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