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High School Transcripts Without Grades?

Transcripts without grades?  Yes, that’s right.  A coalition of high schools are on the path to transcripts that dispense with grades.  Scott Jaschik explains in his article in www.insidehighered.com: More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep on Your College Admission Essay?

More sleep is lost on the essay than any other part of the college application.  One of the reasons is the difficulty and choosing the topic.  This article in the New York Times won’t make it any easier, but it … Continue reading

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Insights from Yale’s Former Admissions Director Might Surprise You…

Ed Boland, former Director of Admissions for Yale, has been promoting his new book, but has also been sharing some insights from his time at Yale.  Here is the story from the New York Post:   In his new book, … Continue reading

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The Secret to Getting Accepted Into All of the Ivy League Schools…

Know the secret?  Ifeoma White-Thorpe does!  She pulled off an impressive sweep….accepted into all eight Ivies and Stanford as well.  Here is a profile from GMA/ABC on this New Jersey student who has a tough decision to make: Ifeoma White-Thorpe, … Continue reading

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I am a Legacy…So Now What?

“I am a legacy”…that has a nice ring to it, but what does that really get you?  Well, it doesn’t hurt, but how much it helps may depend?  Ishan Puri, in the Huffington Post Article below, takes on this question … Continue reading

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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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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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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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