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Find Out What Admissions Officials Really Think About You

Yes, that’s right, you can find out what files and notes admissions offices have on you.  This article in Forbes, let’s you know how: In a stunning development in the mysterious world of college admissions, students at Stanford University were … Continue reading

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Free Community College for Everyone?

President Obama set a goal to make community college free and available to everyone, and colleges are responding.  USC held a conference dominated by this very topic, and this article by USC goes more in-depth on this topic and the … Continue reading

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An Eye-Opening Look at Financial Aid

Admissions decisions at highly ranked schools are mystifying enough, but what may be more mystifying is allocation of merit scholarships and financial aid.   This Forbes article by  Maggie McGrath and Matt Schifrin provides an eye-opening look into the financial … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

Hope everyone is off to a great start! This is a great time to check-in with your school’s counselor. If you are thinking about college admissions, ask your counselor about that. However, this is a time to think about course … Continue reading

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2013-2014 College Football Bowl Games

For those looking to follow their future, current, or former school, here is this year’s Bowl schedule: 2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule (ESPN.com): Bowl Location/Tickets Date/Time Network Gildan New Mexico Washington State vs. Colorado State Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium Dec. … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: Your New College Admissions Tool

Sure, you can get a job with LinkedIn, but can it get you into college with it?  Well, LinkedIn certainly hopes so.  See how it might be helpful in this article in CNET:   If it’s been awhile since you … Continue reading

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An Interview with Lacy Crawford, Author of Early Decision…

 At this point in the summer, most high school juniors are already acquainted with the horrible agony that is the college admissions process. They’ve taken the expensive SAT prep courses, visited at least a dozen campuses, and spent weeks … Continue reading

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College Admissions: Parents Gone Wild…

It is just amazing what steps some applicants will take to get admitted to college, but perhaps not as amazing as the steps some parents will take.  Lucy Crawford in a New York Post article describes her first-hand accounts as an admissions adviser and reveals … Continue reading

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One Perfect College Essay…To Go, Please…

Perhaps there is no greater agony in the college application process than coming up with that perfect essay…which can now be 150 words longer.  Lacy Crawford in the Wall Street Journal, give a little taste of some of the successful … Continue reading

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President Obama Proposes New College Ranking System

Lookout US News & World Report, you have some competition.  President Obama announced a new universal ranking system for college and universities. The Guardian reported the details in their article today: Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Barack Obama took aim at … Continue reading

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